The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population.
They began planning and designing their new home in 1909. The mansion was completed in 1914, replete with stunningly progressive features including a central vacuum system, intercoms, and indirect lighting. The house also creatively incorporated Turkish, English, and French designs. In keeping with their loyalty to their home state, the Pittocks hired Oregon craftsmen and artisans, and used Northwest materials to build the house. The final estate included the mansion, a three-car garage, a greenhouse, and the Italianate gate lodge servants’ residence, all situated on 46 acres of land almost 1,000 feet above downtown Portland.
Staircase to the upper floor.
Art exhibit on the lower level, some very interesting pieces.
We visited the mansion last fall while we were in Portland. What a beautiful place and splendid views! Coming from Phoenix it was such a joy to see all of the green and gardens. This home transports you back to a time that you only read about in history books.
If you want more information about this historical home, visit Pittock Mansion. When you visit Portland you should make a stop here and walk around. It's about a half day diversion.