What stories does your house have to tell? What role does your neighborhood, its unique history and the larger community play in defining what happens to your home, even after you buy it?
Preservationists, neighborhood associations, neighbors and families collide in this award winning hit Portland Center Stage comedy about the complex life (and impending demise) of a nearly 100 year old home in Chicago.
You are cordially invited to join Anne, Richard and the Arciform crew at the April 30th 7:30 pm performance, which will feature a post-show discussion about preservation in Portland’s changing neighborhoods.
Here’s the details from PCS about the performance and the discussion, which will include Arciform owner Richard De Wolf.
Join Arciform at Clybourne Park
with a post-show discussion about preservation in Portland’s changing neighborhoods
April 30th at 7:30 pm
Portland Center Stage
Save $10 with Special Offer Code: ARCIFORM
Buy Tickets for the April 30th Performance Here
Details: Clybourne Park explores the transition of one home in a Chicago neighborhood from a middle-class suburban structure in 1959 to a dilapidated urban building in 2009. It’s new owners just want to tear it down and start over. But should it be preserved?
On April 30 join experts in the field of historical preservation, who’ll share their thoughts about the house in Clybourne Park. Panelists include Peggy Moretti, Executive Director of the Historical Preservation League of Oregon; Cathy Galbraith, Executive Director of the Architectural Heritage Center; and Richard De Wolf, HPLO board member and owner of Arciform.
We hope you will join us for this fascinating performance and discussion.
Click here to purchase your tickets online and don’t forget to use the code “ARCIFORM” to save $10 off per ticket!
We look forward to hearing your thoughts after the show!
Portland Monthly shared some pre-tour insights about the Architectural Heritage Center’s upcoming Kitchen Revival Tour, along with a sneak peek photo of one of the kitchens on the tour:
(We love the little arched detail below the sink in this tour kitchen!
Photo provided by the Architectural Heritage Center.)
Arciform also has a kitchen being showcased on the tour, which takes place on April 13th, from 10 am to 4 pm. More information and tickets here.
You can check out behind the scenes pictures and get the “client’s eye view” of our project here.
(Here’s the Arciform tour kitchen. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.)
Meanwhile, Portland Monthly has some great insights into why it is important to both revive and restore the vintage kitchens at the heart of your home:
You’d think what a person needs from a kitchen would stay the same – it’s a place to store and prepare (and maybe consume) food. But really, kitchens are much more than that. Their design expresses how we feel about those daily, utilitarian needs, and what role it plays in our lives. Cooking in 2013 ain’t what it was in 1913.
And it’s not just because of the refrigerator (and the microwave and the toaster oven and the dishwasher). The kitchen of a hundred year old house was likely smaller than we’d want today; it wasn’t intended to be the gathering place and hub of our home the way it probably is in food-centric Portlandia circa 2013.
And while we might like the elaborate woodwork and high ceilings of an 1890s Queen Anne Victorian house, or the rustic, sheltering feeling of 1915 Arts and Crafts bungalow, we might not be too crazy about how separate the kitchens were from the dining room. But that was the way to keep those nasty cooking smells away from the rest of the house, and the servants out of sight. Read the rest of the article here.
We look forward to seeing you at the Kitchen Revival Tour on April 13th!
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Are you interested in house history? Maybe you want to learn more about how Portland neighborhoods were shaped by architectural styles and city planning. Perhaps you think your home may have been built from a plan book? Or maybe you are researching a notable Oregon architect? The Architectural Heritage Center invites you to learn about the resources available in the AHC research library.
Architectural Heritage Center
Library Open House
February 2, 2013
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The public is invited to attend the Architectural Heritage Center’s library open house. This is a rare opportunity to have free access to the AHC library and get a peak into the closed archives.
Learn about great research resources available for your family, neighborhood, business or organization. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and share library resources.
For more information about the event, click here.
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