Rummer Home from the street

Modern is Historic!

Rummer Home from the street

(photo by Jack Bookwalter)

As we’ve often said, “Modern is Historic!” There’s growing appreciation for Oregon’s Mid-Century Modern homes and commercial buildings. And one of our initiatives at Restore Oregon is to focus attention on the best of our Modern architecture that is now in need of preservation. That’s one of the goals of our annual Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, happening again on May 10, 2014. (It’s not too early to save the date—this year’s tour will feature six fabulous homes by Pietro Belluschi!)

Recently, the Oak Hills neighborhood in Washington County (site of our first MCM tour) became the first Mid-Century Modern district in the Pacific Northwest to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Bohmann Park neighborhood, featured on our second MCM tour and in a recent Oregonian Homes and Gardens article, is also eligible for National Register listing.

To read more about Bohmann Park and the growing appreciation of Mid-Century residential design in Portland, head over to the article “Southwest Midcentury Modern.”

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