Neal Dow House
The Neal Dow House is a hidden gem that lacks visibility and is largely unknown to the public, despite its nationally significant ties to major movements in American History.
Union Station Clock
Even with the dedicated volunteer efforts of the Friends of Congress Square Park, the infrastructure of the former plaza requires improvements to achieve accessibility and the future of the clock remains uncertain.
After 184 years of service, Western Cemetery, Portland’s second oldest cemetery, suffers from neglect and deferred maintenance.
While the Stewards of the Western Cemetery have worked hard to raise private funds, advocate for maintenance, and encourage the city to implement the Western Cemetery master plan, the level of fundraising has been inadequate.
Ingraham Carriage Barn
The Ingraham Carriage Barn is an architectural gem that is at a tipping point: without immediate attention to preserve and rehabilitate the building, it is likely to be lost.
Landmarks supports a creative redesign of Congress Square Park, provided it be of quality, sensitivity, and integrity to fit into the context of the Congress Square intersection and the surrounding highly significant architecture.
In 2009 the City of Portland began considering a redesign of Franklin Street, a 1970s urban arterial connecting I-295 with the waterfront. When constructed, the arterial severed the connection between historic neighborhoods and the downtown and required the demolition of numerous historic dwellings, businesses, and community buildings.
Curtis & Son Gum Factory
This significant cultural and architectural building lacks historic preservation protections at a time when there is increasing development pressure in areas on and near the waterfront.
Deacon John Bailey House
One of the most important Pre-Revolutionary War-era houses in the city, this Georgian home characterizes a very early period of history in Portland.
Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish
Designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style by noted architect Francis H. Fassett, this church is notable for its size, beauty, and construction technique. Sacred Heart was one of the first houses of worship in the US to utilize steel frame construction, so no sight lines are blocked by supporting columns inside the church.
Winn Road SchoolHouse
Built in 1846 the schoolhouse stands in a rural setting surrounded by gently rolling farmland. It features a full brick pediment, date block, granite lintels, and a unique, gradually sloped floor, made to ease sight lines for students.