Hidden Brilliance: The Residential Architecture of Joseph Jacobberger

05/11/2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM PT




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


AHC historians and researchers Jim Heuer and Robert Mercer present the residential work of a truly brilliant architect from Portland’s “Golden Age.” Over a three year period, the pair dug into long forgotten files of architectural drawings at the University of Oregon and tracked down over 260 Joseph Jacobberger-designed homes in Portland and surrounding towns -- over 130 of which still survive. They put their findings into a very popular AHC lecture, revealing the amazing virtuosity of an architect previously known mostly for his religious architecture like St. Mary's Cathedral. 


Jim and Robert return in 2016 to reprise that lecture with updates from their more recent research, including some houses never before known to be Jacobberger designs.  You'll learn that Jacobberger was extraordinarily talented and able to design homes in a broad array of styles from Colonial to Craftsman, English Cottage to Jacobean. His skills turned standard styles into architectural sculpture, blending form with function, with his later designs foretelling the "Northwest Style" later practiced by Pietro Belluschi and others.


Sponsored by: Full Circa, Inc.


This lecture program is held at the Architectural Heritage Center - 701 SE Grand Avenue




Parking is on-street (free on Saturdays) or in the parking lot on the west side of Grand Avenue between SE Yamhill and Belmont Streets - just to the north of the Grand MarketplaceDo not use the lot where Dutch Bros. Coffee is locatedThank you to Bolliger and Sons Insurance for sharing their lot with us for our evening and Saturday education programs.

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