The Historic Captain Herbert Holman Home - 1898

Bulldozers once idled in the front yard threatening to demolish this elegant Colonial Revival designed by the very same firm who brought us the elegant Portland Hotel now the site of Pioneer Courthouse Square. An active and progressive Northwest Neighborhood Association rallied to the rescue just in the nick of time back in 1989 and today you see the happy results.

Whidden and Lewis - Architect

The Historic Nathan Loeb House - 1893

This is our tribute to all things Victoriana, all the beautiful painted ladies (yes, San Francisco, Portland has them, too), and to all the good old house lovers who've restored these gems back to glory. We haven't uncovered the architect, but the original owner helped found Temple Beth Israel in NW Portland, and the two separate families, who've labored over the restoration since 1977, deserve architectural accolades.

The Historic Frank Stettler Home - 1914

Once a bed and breakfast inn, the Ellis Lawrence masterpiece embodies quiet, tasteful design using the highest quality of materials to create a serene and uplifting environment. Interior decorative details are some of Mr Lawrence's finest and were implemented by him the same year he founded the University of Oregon School of Architecture.

Ellis Lawrence - Architect

Governor Oswald West Home - 1923

Oregon's most Progressive Governor hired architect Josef Jacobberger to design this home for his wife, Mabel and their two daughters after serving the State in that capacity from 1911-1915. This Governor supported legislation to improve working conditions for women and provide housing for homeless children. Not indigenous to Oregon, Roosevelt Elk roam Oregon today because Governor West brought them here.

While Oswald West was born in Canada, Josef Jacobberger was born in France, and by way of Omaha, ended up working at Whidden and Lewis, before starting his own firm. Mr. Jacobberger was Portland's "Catholic Architect", designing cottages and mansions for prominent Catholics as well as St Mary's Cathedral, St. Francis, and Sisters of Providence Hospital.

Josef Jacobberger - Architect

The Historic Sichel-Cohn House - 1907

German born Emil Schacht introduced and expanded the Craftsman style in Portland embodied in the Sichel-Cohn home. Schacht utilized ideas presented in Gustave Stickley's magazine, "The Craftsman", by restraining exterior ornamentation. This stripped down exterior became the new modern look for Portland in 1907.

Emil Schacht - Architect