Classic Houses is, in itself, a museum piece. -- Carolyn Spector KLCC 89.7 FM 20000524 Thoroughly captivating ... Lavishly illustrated ... Perfect for anyone interested in architecture or anyone who appreciates beauty and craftsmanship. Salem Statesman Journal 19991201 One of the most fascinating books to emerge this season. Willamette Week 19991201 Classic Houses of Portland ... is as fine a resource book on local architecture as has ever been published. -- Randy Gragg Oregonian 19991128 Like a stroll along Newport's famed Cliff Walk, with its many fabulous summer 'cottages,' this book offers a glimpse of bygone times and their values, fashions and foibles. It's a splendid memento. Victorian Decorating and Lifestyle 20000501 The authors have produced a fresh and insightful guide for the identification of architectural styles. Oregon Historical Quarterly 20001116 The authors of Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, 1850-1950 deliver precisely what their title promises. And ... It is an accessible primer on styles of American residential architecture and an analysis of the ways in which these styles were adapted to a specific regional setting. It is also a solid and reliable reference on this facet of the city's history. -- Carl Abbott Public Historian 20010607 Few books dedicated to conveying information also can lay claim to being very entertaining. 'Classic Houses' can make that statement. -- Dan Hays Salem Statesman Journal 20050814
From the classical and medieval revival homes of city's early years, through the popular Arts and Crafts houses of the 1920s and '30s, to the uniquely regional Northwest Style, Portland's architecture exemplifies the best in domestic architecture. Lavishly illustrated with plans, drawings, and photographs both historical and contemporary.