Heritage Home Tour 2012

        3rd Annual


Saturday, July 28, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Members:   $35.00
General Public:   $50.00

The Architectural Heritage Center is proud to present its Third Annual Heritage Home Tour, with the theme “Then and Now.” This is your chance to tour five of Portland’s most exquisite homes that represent the work of architects and builders from 1892 to 1962 and learn about their history, architecture and craftsmanship.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a self-guided tour of these architecturally-significant historic homes that are not otherwise open to the public!

Please note:

  • This event benefits the AHC's historic preservation education programs, advocacy efforts, and museum exhibits. A portion of the price for each ticket is tax-deductible. ($15.00 of each full-price member ticket; $25.00 of each general public ticket). The Bosco-Milligan Foundation, which owns and operates the Architectural Heritage Center, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; contributions are deductible as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal tax id#: 94-3090169.

  • All tickets purchased after July 18, 2012 will NOT be mailed. Please pick up tickets purchased after that date at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214, Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 pm. You may also pick them up at Will Call on tour day, Saturday, the 28th, beginning at 9:45 am.

  • Tourgoers, with the exception of babes in arms, must be 12 years of age and older for this event. All tourgoers, except for babies, require a ticket for admission.
  • Exterior photography only at some of the homes; no videotaping.


Join us for the tour and discover some of Portland’s greatest architectural gems!


The H.W. and Leony Howard House, built in 1927 in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood, was designed by Bruce McKay for physician Dr. H.W. Howard. The Howard House is a great example of the incorporation of Dutch design elements into Mediterranean Revival Architecture.




The Johan and Dora Poulsen House, designed by an unknown architect, was built in 1892 in the Brooklyn neighborhood overlooking the Willamette River. Johan Poulsen’s house remains as a fine example of Portland’s Queen Anne architecture and as a symbol of Poulsen’s rising success in the timber industry.



The Julius Durkheimer House, built in 1899, was designed by architect Rolph H. Miller in the Colonial Revival Style. The house is distinguished by pilasters at the corners and dentil friezes below the cornices of the roof and porch. It features an encircling porch with Tuscan columns, a round bay at the southeast corner, and a balustrade balcony.




The Sam and Esther Fort House, completed in 1962, was designed by noted Portland architect Saul Zaik. The Fort House is set into the landscape, designed to recede behind the trees and native plantings. The house is separated into three different pavilions that define the living and kitchen workspace, the children’s area, and adult area.



The Frank C. and Isabella Barnes House, built in 1914 on the Alameda Ridge in the Irene Heights Addition, is the architectural work of Stokes and Zeller. The Barnes House is built in the Classical Revival style. The house has a mixture of details from the colossal classical grand portico with Ionic columns and balustrade to Palladian windows. Recently, the Barnes House was featured on the TV show “Grimm,” which films in Portland.


  To read more about the history of these homes and their owners and to see more pictures, click here.


Join the AHC! A great time to become a member and enjoy this and other program discounts and also support Portland’s “home base” for historic preservation!


Lead Sponsor:  

Supporting Sponsor:  Arciform LLC
                                   Bonham's Fine Auctioneers


Note: We are offering two types of tickets..  You may purchase individual tickets or “couples” tickets.  If you are a couple, we encourage you to purchase your tickets this way.  Each couple will receive one tour booklet and a companion ticket.  This is a great way to help us save paper and conserve printing energy.  Thank you for your support in our efforts to improve our process!