Interested in knowing more about ranch style homes? You are in luck because this weekend the Architectural Heritage Center is hosting a lecture on the history of the American ranch style home presented by one of the AHC education committee members Jim Varner titled:
The Rise, Fall, And Rebirth Of The American Ranch Style
May 6, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Architectural Heritage Center – 701 SE Grand Avenue
$20.00 General Public
$12.00 AHC Members
From the 1950s through the 1970s, the American ranch style became almost ubiquitous as new housing developments sprung up throughout the American West. In this brand new presentation, AHC education committee member Jim Varner explores the ranch from its beginnings as an indigenous housing style, through the World War II era and beyond, when it became so popular that nearly 75% of new houses constructed in the 1950s were built in the ranch style. Along the way, Jim will discuss the achievements of architects and builders, such as Cliff May, Joseph Eichler, and Oregon’s own Robert Rummer, as well as major influences on the style.
About the Architectural Heritage Center
The Architectural Heritage Center’s mission is to “inspire people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities.” We seek to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings.
Owned and operated by the non-profit Bosco-Milligan Foundation, we empower people in the Portland region to preserve both landmark buildings and the regular “vernacular” vintage homes and storefronts that collectively define our neighborhoods, traditional downtowns,culture, history, and quality of life.