Gothic Revival Church Architecture: from Pugin to Portland

09/23/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT




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


19th century English architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was not only talented and prolific in those endeavors but also a writer. He published several books outlining his architectural principles and ecclesiastical designs and was a leading and vocal proponent of the Gothic Revival style. While he never traveled to the United States, Gothic Revival style church design eventually reached across the Atlantic and moved west. Presenter Kathryn L. Burton will examine several Portland churches designed in this style in relation to Pugin’s principles, in order to better understand how the style was translated across space and time. She’ll also discuss factors that influenced Pugin’s work and some of his most important designs.


Burton has a Ph.D. in Historic/Cultural Aspects of the Near Environment from Oregon State University. At O.S.U. and West Virginia University she taught design studios and lecture courses. She is currently Site Manager for the Gordon House in Silverton, Oregon, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in the state.

Program and refreshments generously sponsored by 



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. Do 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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