Whimsical and Quirky: the Storybook Style

05/16/2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT




  • $20.00  -  General Public
  • $12.00  -  AHC Members


Do you ever wonder who was inspired to build and promote those fanciful homes of the 1920s and 1930s that seem straight out of a fairy tale? Join us to hear the story of how Portland came to have so many of these whimsical “Storybook Style” homes.

The end of the First World War brought about a time of nostalgia, of lighthearted humor, and rambunctious building creations. It was during this time that home styles in the US began to reflect those of 17th and 18th century Western Europe. An architectural revival to be certain, but with an emphasis on specialty craftsmanship, theatrical flair, and abundant (and sometimes extraordinary) architectural features.


Over time, the style evolved as architects and builders employed charming details and intimate scale in an effort to lighten the hardships of the Depression. Drawing on the work of architects such as A.E. Doyle and Wade Pipes, as well as numerous not-so-well-known Portland area home builders, this presentation promises to be an adventure you won’t soon forget! Our presenter is AHC Education Committee chair Leslie Hutchinson. Leslie will share the “story” of the Storybook Style, and how it came to be so popular in Portland and elsewhere across the country.


Sponsored by: Arciform LLC


Seating is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.


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