Andre Kashuba: Stop the Demolition of the Edwin Rayworth House
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Andre Kashuba: Stop the Demolition of the Edwin Rayworth House

    1. Caroline Dao
    2. Petition by

      Caroline Dao

      Portland, United States

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September 2013

Victory

Caroline Dao: This weekend, the Edwin Rayworth will be moved to it's new home in the Piedmont neighborhood just 2 miles North of it's current location. In the end, our petition got the attention of 2 very important people. The homes new owners (saviors), Kim and Roy Fox. Their passion for historic preservation has really shined throughout the process as they poured an astounding amount of time and energy into this move. Many people were involved in the success of this project and deserve thanks including members of the Boise Neighborhood Association, Cathy Galbraith of Architectural Heritage Foundation, City of Portland BDS Staff, Pat Brady of Emmert International, Casey Parks of the Oregonian, and of course the developer of the property Andre Koshuba for giving us the time required to save this house.

Another historic home in the Boise neighborhood nearby Eliot at 3605 N Albina is slated for demolition. A developer intends to replace this classic vintage home with a modern 2-family structure with a property split down the middle of the lot. 

Please, stop the demolition of the Edwin Rayworth House.

Credit: Roy E. Roos (Author of The History of Albina)http://eliotneighborhood.org/2013/01/29/1890-home-slated-for-destruction/

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    News

    1. Thousands spent, months of planning may not save historic house

      Caroline Dao
      Petition Organizer
      Thousands spent, months of planning may not save historic house

      Kim Fox sees what’s going on as nothing short of murder. “For months we have been working to make this happen and now, at the 11th hour, just as we are about to make this dream come true, it’s being yanked out from under us.

    2. The Portland Observer

      Caroline Dao
      Petition Organizer
      Collision Course

      By Lee Perlman/ The Portland Observer The good news is that so many people have said they want to save this house. The bad news is that it may not do much good. Those are the words of Caroline Dao, Boise Neighborhood Association chair, on the fate of the historic Edwin Rayworth house at 3605 N.

    3. Oregonian Article

      Caroline Dao
      Petition Organizer

      Residents fight to save 100-year-old North Albina bungalow from destruction

      The neglected Victorian bungalow on North Albina Avenue is, in local terms, far from Nora Wolfe's outer Southwest Portland home. But like the slew of others rushing to save the Edwin Rayworth house from destruction, Wolfe sees something more than just the demolition of one structure.

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    • Travis Henderson PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      live in the neighborhood. See the fast pace of development outstrip infrastructure around it.

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    • Aleah Greene PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      Maintaining historical landmarks is important. Watching a piece of history being destroyed disconnects us from the past and what has helped us get to where we are. Small reminders of Portland in the past are comforting to see and nostolgic for others. Why destroy a house that has no structural flaws? It's beautiful and unique just like this town and everyone that lives in or around it.

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    • Paul van Orden PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      We are facing major pressure in Eliot and Boise already from the radical Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Zoning Map Amendments of Ben Kaiser and Path Architecture and then I discover this story. It is heart breaking to see one of the Portland Oldest neighborhoods, far older then Irvington for instance, face such pressure from LA styled slicksters and suburban developers.

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    • David Rose PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      My house was vacant 18 years, far worse shape than the Edwin Rayworth House is in. To demolish this house should be considered a criminal act against us all.

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    • Kate Breimayer PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      I have now lived next to two of these subdivided skinny lots and owned the remnant of one. They are bad on the eyes and minds of the occupants and neighbors. No space, no garden, no privacy. They will be out of style in a few years and everyone will call them blight. This house? It will only get more amazing with the years.

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