The Pittock Mansion is a French Renaissance château in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon originally built as a private home for The Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana. It is a 22 room estate built of Tenino Sandstone situated on 46 acres (190,000 m2) that is now owned by the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation and open for touring. In addition, the grounds provide panoramic views of Downtown Portland & Mt. Hood
Georgiana, one of the founders of the Portland Rose Festival, died in 1918 at the age of 72, and Henry in 1919 at 84. The Pittock family remained in residence at the mansion until 1958, when Peter Gantenbein, a Pittock grandson who had been born in the house, put the estate on the market and was unsuccessful in selling it. Extensive damage caused by the Columbus Day Storm in 1962 caused the owners to consider demolishing the building. The community raised $75,000 in three months in order to help the city purchase the property. Seeing this popular support, and agreeing that the house had tremendous value as a unique historic resource, the City of Portland purchased the estate in 1964 for $225,000."
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The home features vintage and antique furnishings and collections from the era, with rich and beautiful design elements in many different styles. The mansion is also home to exhibits throughout the year, from art glass to photography. Most of the items in the Pittock Mansion collection have been donated, although several original family items remain.
Pittock Mansion is situated on 46 acres of land 1,000 feet above sea level and commands a view of five mountains in the Cascade Range. Enjoy the fragrant gardens, miles of hidden hiking trails, sweeping city views and feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn
I have spent a good portion of our travels
visiting mansions all over the world but I
must say, this is one of the most
breathtaking I have seen.
Mrs. Pittock is the founder of the rose
gardens I have shared with you this past
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Love that child's plate ... brings back many
a memory of my youth hanging out the
wash with Mother
This child's portrait literally gave me the chills. As
we walked thru & around in this room I felt as tho
her eyes followed me, so I pointed it out to Harold.