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We sloshed up to Portland Sunday with Linda and Greg to the Oregon Historical Society to hear a lecture by Hope Svenson who gave an excellent talk about the work of Portland architect Van Evera Bailey.

Her thought-provoking talk included ideas about architecture as archive, a topic currently at the front of R’s thinking.  Greg was a good friend of Bailey’s at the end of Bailey’s life and regaled us with biographical details and anecdotes on the way up, which made the talk all the more fascinating.  Many of Bailey’s houses still exist both in Portland and California (Pasadena and Palm Springs)…but here’s a photo I found that is pretty sweet…

After the lecture we took a look around the historical society and found other fun stuff including this first US flag made in Oregon…sewn by hand…

and an interesting exhibition on the Columbus Day storm of 1962 (storms being on our mind at the moment…)

I’m not sure why this was there…context for 1962?…but I liked it…

Better go take a look…OHS is on the Park blocks across from the Portland Art Museum…And then we sloshed home in the POURING rain and wind…