Press Release - 2015 Home Tour

 

PRESS RELEASE: Tour NW Portland’s Historic Goldsmith Addition Homes Sun, June 21 

Sunday, June 21, 2015 • 11am - 4pm

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NW Children’s Theater & School (NWCT) and NW Neighborhood Cultural Center (NNCC) present, the 4th Annual Walking Tour of Historic Homes — Restored City Homes of the Historic Goldsmith Addition, on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. The tour begins at NNCC (originally known as the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1909), located at: 1819 NW Everett St., Portland, Oregon.

Tickets for this walking tour are $25 and are available at NWCT’s website: www.nwcts.org or at NNCC/NWCT the day of the event. The tour includes six historic homes in NW Portland. All proceeds will be utilized for improvements to accessibility for the disabled, in the Historic NW Neighborhood Cultural Center, home of NW Children’s Theater & School and other organizations which draw thousands of children and families to the building and neighborhood annually.

Inspiration for this year’s tour is the now famously saved and soon to be restored Goldsmith Home. 2015 has been the year of the demolition of “good old houses”, a recurrent wave of hasty destruction that comes with a renewed economy.

With half dozen demolitions, proposed, or near misses this year just North of Lovejoy alone, this tour shows the public that North of Lovejoy is rich with historic resources and possesses criteria to merit special designation just like the Alphabet District South of Lovejoy.

The Goldsmith Home, the family home built by Portland’s first Jewish mayor, Bernard Goldsmith was designed by one of Portland’s most gifted architects, Edgar Lazarus (U.S. Customs House, Vista House at Crown Point and Pioneer Courthouse). Losing the Goldsmith Home would have been an unspeakable tragedy, but thanks to 10 neighbors that pooled funds in chunks of $100-$800,000, this home was saved.

Along with the Bernard Goldsmith Home (1892), this tour also includes: the Kyer Home (1909, Architect: Emil Schacht), the Wilson Home (1904, Architect: David Williams), Barlow Home (1896, Architect unknown), the Ladd Home (1898, Architect: Whidden & Lewis) and the George T. Willett Home (1911, Architect: Josef Jacobberger).

This year’s tour is dedicated in honor and in memory of Mike Ryerson (1940-2015), former committee member, founder of Mike’s History Tours, local NW historian and preservation advocate.

NWCT and NNCC thanks fellow event presenters, The Dan Volkmer Team and Windermere Stellar and event sponsors: Antoinette Antiques & Estate Jewelry, Arciform, Caffe Mingo, Fidelity National Title, Mark Benham Mortgage Express, NNCC Board, Pearl Med Spa, Slabtown Tours, Uptown Hardware and World Cup Coffee & Tea.

 

 

TICKETS 503-222-4480

Online sales available at www.nwcts.org

 


WHEN: Sunday, June 21, 2015

WHERE: Tour begins at NNCC/NWCT, 1819 NW Everett St., Portland where participants pick-up event programs/tickets and continues in the Goldsmith Addition Neighborhood (map in event program)

WHY: Proceeds will be utilized for improvements to accessibility for the disabled for NW Neighborhood Cultural Center, home of NW Children’s Theater & School and other organizations which draw thousands of children and families to the building and neighborhood annually.

TICKETS: $25 available for purchase online at: NWCTS.ORG or at NNCC/NWCT on the day of the Tour

INFO: Call NWCT at 503-222-4480


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: June 3, 2015

Kill Date: June 22, 2015

Media Contact: To set up interviews or discuss other possibilities for feature stories, please contact: Marri-Beth Serritella, Sucha Production, Inc. at 503-528-1370 or mb@suchaproduction.com.

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