Heritage Auction 2011

16th Annual "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction 2011

"A Streetcar Named Preservation!"

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Starts at 6:00 pm
Patrons Early Entrance at 5:30 pm

Melody Ballroom
615 Southeast Alder Street   Portland, Oregon

The Heritage Auction is our most important fundraiser of the year!

Funds raised at the auction support the historic preservation educational programs and operations of the Architectural Heritage Center. This vital event couldn’t be accomplished without our dedicated Board of Directors/Advisors and our incredible army of volunteers.

Members & Friends - $75 each, $750 for table of 10

Patrons - $100 each, $1,000 for table of 10

We had a wonderful, successful Auction!

Thanks  to all the people who attended the Auction and all the volunteers who made it possible.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, guests and donors, for making the
2011 "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction
such a sparkling success!

    Everyone joined in the festivities.



   Good food, good wine and a great cause brought us together.

Click here to see a blog about the people attending the Auction.

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Streetcar in PortlandOur theme for this year's "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction is "A Streetcar Named Preservation." We look back on the historic streetcar lines of Portland as we move forward with the arrival of a new streetcar line on Grand Avenue. Preservation is at the heart of the AHC's mission and is what guides us as we welcome the modern streetcar of the 21st century. Jump on board! Guests holding Patron tickets will enjoy a private reception at the AHC before the auction begins and they'll enjoy early entrance to the auction.

The venue for our 16th annual "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction is the historic Melody Ballroom. Built in 1925 for the Woodmen of the World, the building was considered the largest and finest hall of its kind. It was designed by Portland architects Wallace William Lucius and Earl G. Cash. Explore this historic space, enjoy a festive evening and support the AHC!

We have featured several of our live auction items in this space over the past several weeks, but remember, we also have our fabulous silent auction and regular raffle awaiting your inspection. Here is a sample of the many treasures that will be available at the auction:

                           Walnut Armoire                                       German Harpsicord

Walnut Armoire German Harpsicord












                                          Kitties Quilt

 Kitties Quilt














Get your GOLDEN RAFFLE TICKET while they last! Our new golden ticket raffle offers one winner a chance to select from over 20 live auction items. Imagine, a $50 ticket might just win you a week at a beach house, a fine German harpsichord, professional floor refinishing or a private gourmet dinner for 6 at a fabulous house. ONLY 100 tickets are available, so buy one (or more) now to enhance your chances of winning. Call 503-231-7264.

In our Live Auction:
Private Tour and dinner at the Watzek House, designed by John Yeon:

 Watzek House

Watzek House Interior

Watzek House Interior2