Architectural Heritage Center Exhibit
Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938 – 1942

The Architectural Heritage Center is hosting a new exhibit of photos of early Portland by photographer Minor White. The show, Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938 – 1942, opened March 3rd and examines some of the nationally renowned 20th-century photographer’s earliest work when he was in Portland between 1938-1942 to photograph the city.

Arches of the Dodd Building (Southwest Front Avenue and Ankeny Street)

White’s photos document Portland’s economically depressed downtown as well as its elegant mansions. For the first time, at the Architectural Heritage Center, White’s photographs are presented alongside architectural artifacts rescued from many of the commercial and residential buildings that appear in his images. The collection includes about nine photos taken in what is today considered Old Town.

For more information on this exhibit visit their website.

The Architectural Heritage Center also conducts walking tours in Portland, including a few that take in parts of Old Town and Chinatown. Schedule your tour here.