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Save Portland's History - Oppose Demolition of the Historic Ballow & Wright Building @ NW 18th and Hoyt

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The Buck-Prager Building (now known as the Ballow & Wright building), is a contributing resource in the Historic Alphabet District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was the Women’s Hospital of Portland, a maternity hospital, managed by Mrs. A.B.Y. Spaulding, for whom the Spaulding Professorship at OHSU’s School of Nursing, is named.  It later became the home of the Arts and Crafts Society, which is now the Oregon College of Art and Craft on SW Barnes Road.

A contributing resource in a Historic District has been demolished only once in Portland, for the development of a facility to provide shelter, meals and services to the needy. Here, developers seek to destroy the former women's hospital to build yet another large apartment building.  Allowing the demolition of a nationally-recognized historic resource for private gain sets a dangerous precedent and jeopardizes historic resources across the City.

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Write to City Council and explain why the merits of demolition are outweighed by the effect the building's demolition and proposed redevelopment would have on the area’s desired character, and the merits of preserving the resource.  Please address your letters to:

Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioners, City of Portland, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204

Please be sure to include your name and address on the letter!

Go to www.northwestdistrictassociation.org/?cat=106 to find out how you can help more (donate, testify or just show up at the hearings)!

SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO DEMOLITION COULD SAVE THIS BUILDING AND A PIECE OF PORTLAND'S HISTORY



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