The 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition

11/12/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT




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


Portland put itself on the map in 1905 when it staged the first world's fair on the West Coast. The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition transformed the stagnant waters of Guilds Lake with dozens of exhibit buildings and amusement arcades. The Forestry Building was the world's largest "log cabin" and the U.S. government pavilion was a cross between a railroad station and a Mexican cathedral. Hundreds of thousands of visitors arrived in the city, crowding the streets and hotels and launching Portland into the twentieth century.


Please join us as Dr. Carl Abbott, Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University (and long-time AHC member), shares with us the story of the Expo and its impact on Portland. Abbott is the author of numerous books on urban history, including several about Portland.


Sponsored by: Craftsman Design and Renovation


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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