[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-10-23 corrected

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Thu Oct 23 10:37:09 PDT 2014

In this issue:
1. Hanthorn Apartments, Heathman Hotel, Honeyman House latest National Register listings
2. Architecture and architectural styles workshop set for Oct. 25 in Portland

The Hanthorn Apartments, Heathman Hotel, and Walter and Myrtle Honeyman House, all of Portland, are the latest listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Constructed in 1910, the Hanthorn Apartments represents one of a collection of 'modern' apartment and office buildings that redefined downtown Portland during the construction boom following Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. The six-story, attractive, brick-clad building, was purpose-built for apartments - a new building type for Portland at that time.  Apartment buildings constructed through the 1920s saw designs that included many amenities to increase the attractiveness of urban, apartment living to the middle class.
Also known as the Lexington Apartments, building code violations resulted in the closure of the Hanthorn Apartments in the 1980s. Sold and modernized as affordable housing, the property recently saw additional upgrading and once again serves as affordable housing.

Constructed for hotelier George Heathman in 1926, the Heathman Hotel sits at the north end of downtown Portland's South Park Blocks. The eleven-story, luxury hotel saw the addition of the New Heathman Hotel in 1927.
Designed by the prominent Portland architecture firm of Claussen and Claussen, the handsome building is clad in tapestry brick and finished in terra cotta trim. The two Heathman Hotels were among 184 new buildings, 38 of which were hotels, constructed in downtown Portland between 1915 and 1931.  Four of these were "first class" hotels. Today less than half of the 184 buildings remain.
The Heathman Hotel continued to serve as a hotel through the 1980s until its closure for building code violations. After its sale, the Heathman saw modernization and has returned to its first-class hotel status.
Constructed on Northwest Cornell Road, west of downtown Portland, in 1911, Portland architect David C. Lewis designed the Walter and Myrtle Honeyman House in the Tudor Revival style. Walter Honeyman was a member of the second generation of the Honeyman family, which was associated with Honeyman Hardware Company for three generations. He worked for the company after graduation from high school and served as its secretary from 1917 until about 1939.
Best known for his Foreign Exhibits building, featured during Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, and the Oregon State building for Seattle's 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Lewis studied architecture in New York and Paris. Admired through many architectural related publications for his 1907 Board of Trade Building in Portland, his residences also received acclaim, including the Honeyman residence in the Pacific Coast Architect in 1913.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the nomination of all three structures during their June 2014 meeting.  The buildings join nearly 600 individually listed historic National Register properties in Portland. The National Park Service maintains the National Register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. For further information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings, visit the Oregon Heritage website.

"Vocabulary of Architecture and Architectural Styles", a workshop that will demystify the language of architecture as it relates to some of the common architectural styles found in the Portland area, will take place from 10 a.m. - noon, Oct. 25 at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 Grand Ave., Portland.

This program is ideal for anyone interested in architecture. During the session, attendees gain and understanding of architectural terms such as gambrel, oculus, lintel, corbel, and quoin. For further information and to register visit the Architectural Heritage Center online.

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