Wooden Beams and Railroad Ties: The History of Oregon's Built Environment

Built Environment Bibliography

Built Environment Bibliography

Abbott, Carl. Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Abbott, Carl. Portland: Planning, Politics, and Growth in a Twentieth-Century City. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.

Abbott, Carl. Portland in Three Centuries. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2011.

Barker, Neil. “Portland’s Works Progress Administration.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 101 (2000): 414-41.

Belluschi, Anthony. “Reflections of my Father: The Architecture and Legacy of Pietro Belluschi,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 113, No. 2 (Summer 2012), 230-240.

Bosco-Milligan Foundation. Cornerstones of Community: Buildings of Portland’s African-American History. Portland: Bosco- Milligan Foundation, 1997.

Bosker, Gideon, and Lena Lencek. Frozen Music: A History of Portland Architecture. Portland: Western Imprints, the Press of the Oregon Historical Society, 1985.

Boag, Peter G. Environment and Experience: Settlement Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oregon. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Bowen, William A. The Willamette Valley: Migration and Settlement on the Oregon Frontier. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978.

Ed. Boyd, Robert T., Kenneth M. Ames, and Tony A. Johnson, Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.

Brenner, Douglas. “Balancing the Scales of Justice.” Architectural Record 175 (1984): 126-35.

Brenner, Douglas. “Portland Building.” Architectural Record 170 (1982): 90-99.

Brenner, Douglas. “The Changing Face of Portland.” Architectural Record 167 (1980): 122-25.

Carter, Thomas, ed. Images of an American Land: Vernacular Architecture in the Western United States. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997.

Christen, Richard S. “Julia Hoffman and the Arts and Crafts Society of Portland: An Aesthetic Response to Industrialization,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 109, No. 4 (Winter 2008), 510-535.

Clark, Rosalind. Oregon Style: Architecture from 1840 to the 1950s. Portland: Professional Book Center, 1983.

Clarke, Ann Brewster. Wade Hampton Pipes: Arts and Crafts Architect in Portland, Oregon. Portland: Binford & Mort, 1986.

Clausen, Meredith L. Pietro Belluschi: Modern American Architect. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1994.

Clausen, Meredith L. Spiritual Space: The Religious Architecture of Pietro Belluschi. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1992.

Constantine, Eleni. “The Case for Michael Graves’ Design for Portland.” Architectural Record 168 (1980): 96-101.

Creese, Walter L. “The Equitable Revisited.”Architectural Forum 128 (1968): 40-45.

Croly, Herbert. “The Transformation of the City from an Architectural and Social Viewpoint.” Architectural Record 31 (1912): 591-607.

Curran, Chrissy. “Oregon Places: The Architectural Legacy of the 1959 Centennial Exposition.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 110, No. 2 (Summer 2009), 262-279.

DeWolfe, Fred. Heritage Lost: Two Grand Portland Houses through the Lens of Minor White. Portland: Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with the Portland Art Museum, 1995.

Dicken, Samuel N. Pioneer Trails of the Oregon Coast. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1971.

Dicken, Samuel N., and Emily F. Dicken. Two Centuries of Oregon Geography. 2 vols. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1979-1982.

Dietsche, Robert. Jumptown: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957. Corvallis: Oregon State University, 2005.

Dole, Philip. “Aurora Colony Architecture: Building in a Nineteenth-Century Cooperative Society.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 92 (1991-1992): 377-416.

Dole, Philip. The Picket Fence in Oregon: An American Vernacular Comes West. Eugene: Historic Preservation Program, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, 1986.

Ferriday, Virginia Guest. Last of the Handmade Buildings: Glazed Terra Cotta in Downtown Portland. Portland: Mark Publishing, 1984.

Frank, Ann Wall. Northwest Style: Interior Design and Architecture in the Pacific Northwest. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999.

Hawkins, William J., III, and William F. Willingham. Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, 1850-1950. Portland: Timber Press, 1999.

Hawkins, William J., III. The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in Portland. Portland: Binford & Mort, 1976.

Hawkins, William J., III. Portland’s Historic New Market Theatre. Portland: W.J. Hawkins, 1984.

Hawn, Arthur W. “The Henry Failing House.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 82 (1981): 352-68.

Hurley, Patrick T. Planning Paradise: Politics and Visioning of Land Use in Oregon. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2011.

Johnson, Ethan and Felicia Williams. “Desegregation and Multiculturalism in the Portland Public Schools,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 111, No. 1 (Spring 2010), 6-37.

King, Bart. An Architectural Guidebook to Portland. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2001.

Kreisman, Lawrence and Glenn Mason. The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press, 2007.

Maben, Manly. Vanport. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1987.

Marlitt, Richard. Matters of Proportion: The Portland Residential Architecture of Whidden & Lewis. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989.

Marlitt, Richard. Nineteenth Street. Rev. ed. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1978.

Munro, Sarah. Timberline Lodge: The History, Art and Craft of an American Icon. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2009.

Nicoll, G. Douglas. “Stanford White and the Portland Hotel: A Case Study in Historical Mutation.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 99 (1998): 336-45.

Nicoll, G. Douglas. “The Spiritual Shelters of Pietro Belluschi.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 101, No. 3 (Fall 2001), 316-335.

Niles, Philip. Beauty of the City: A.E. Doyle, Portland’s Architect. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2008.

Norman, James J., Jr., with Rosalind Clark Keeney. Oregon Main Street: A Rephotographic Survey. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1994.

Norman, James B., Jr. Portland’s Architectural Heritage: National Register Properties of the Portland Metropolitan Area. 2nd rev. ed. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1991.

Olson, Sherl. “Irvington Place, Portland, Oregon.” Architectural Record (December 2000): 148-50.

Pearson, Rudy. “’A Menace to the Neighborhood’: Housing and African Americans in Portland, 1941-1945.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 102 (2001): 158-79.

Reps, John W. The Forgotten Frontier: Urban Planning in the American West before 1890. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1981.

Ritz, Richard Ellison. Architects of Oregon: A Biographical Dictionary of Architects Deceased—19th and 20th Centuries. Portland: Lair Hill Publishing, 2002.

Robbins, William G. Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.

Robbins, William G. Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.

Ross, Marion D. “Architecture in Oregon, 1845-1895.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 57 (1956): 32-64.

Shellenbarger, Michael, ed. Harmony in Diversity: The Architecture of Ellis F. Lawrence. Eugene: University of Oregon Books, 1989

Smeins, Linda E. Building an American Identity: Pattern Book Homes & Communities, 1870-1900. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 1999.

Smith, Dwight A., James B. Norman, and Pieter T. Dykman. Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon. 2nd ed. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1986.

Southwestern Oregon Chapter, American Institute of Architects. Style & Vernacular: A Guide to the Architecture of Lane County, Oregon. Portland: Western Imprints, the Press of the Oregon Historical Society, 1983.

Sturtevant, William C., ed. Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 7: Northwest Coast, vol. 8: California, vol. 11: Great Basin, vol. 12: Plateau. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1998.

Svenson, Hope H. “Portland Modern: The Northwest Architecture of Van Evera Bailey,” Oregon Historical Quarterly 112, No. 4 (Winter 2011), 434-461.

Temko, Allan. “Portland’s Great Hall of Glass.” Architectural Forum (April 1961): 106-11.

Vaughan, Thomas, and George McMath. A Century of Portland Architecture. 2nd ed. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1969.

Vaughan, Thomas, and Virginia Guest Ferriday, eds. Space, Style and Structure: Building in Northwest America. 2 vols. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1974.

White, Richard. Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011.

Willingham, William F. “Architecture of the Oregon State Capitol.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 114, No. 1 (Spring 2013), 94-107.

Wollner, Craig. The City Builders: One Hundred Years of Union Carpentry in Portland, Oregon, 1883-1983. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1990.

Wong, Marie Rose. Sweet Cakes, Long Journey: The Chinatowns of Portland, Oregon. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.

© Richard H. Engeman, 2005. Updated and revised by OHP staff, 2014.


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Architrave: in Classical architecture, the bottom third of the entablature. The term can also refer to the decorative molding around a window or door: a surround.

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