To schedule an appointment to access our library, please email Val Ballestrem or call 503-231-7264.
The Architectural Heritage Center's library is a resource for homeowners, preservationists, students, and anyone with an interest in historic preservation and architecture. Our library contains more than 2,500 books on architecture, related fields (construction, decoration, maintenance, historic preservation, styles, furnishings), and local history.
The backbone of the AHC library is Bosco & Milligan's original collection which includes many vintage catalogs, and a fragile and valuable collection of architectural drawings. Donations by several local architects (George McMath, Richard Ritz), AHC members and the recent acquisition of the Historic Preservation League of Oregon's library have greatly expanded our library's resources. Each donation has added another perspective.
In addition to books about architects and types and styles of buildings, the library collection includes books on city planning, campus architecture, interior design, local history, and home repair and restoration. There are original catalogs of turn of the 20th century building materials and also Mies Van Der Rohe furniture.
Currently, our library is open for research purposes for our members by appointment only. Contact the AHC if you have any questions about our library or wish to scheulde a visit
Thank you to the generous donors and volunteers who make our library possible!
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