PUBLICATIONSA Greek Temple in French Prairie
The latest of the Marion Dean Ross Chapter's educational productions is now available online, courtesy of the University of Washington. The book was originally published in limited number under chapter copyright in 2007 by Grant Hildebrand and Miriam Sutermeister. A Greek Temple in French Prairie: The William Case House, French Prairie, Oregon, 1858-59 is an attractively-produced, color-illustrated 100-page treatment in soft cover of a remarkable settlement-era Classical Revival farmhouse in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The house was built in 1859 as the headquarters of a busy and productive farming operation founded by land claimant William Case. Apart from its generous size, the house is known for its distinctive peripteral colonnade and its red exterior. Hildebrand and Sutermeister were drawn to their project after a first visit to the present occupants and restorers of the house, fellow Chapter members Wallace Huntington and Mirza Dickel. Over a period of several years the Seattle-based authors visited their friends and conducted research aimed at more completely documenting the character of the farmhouse both in its historic period and as restored and enhanced by gardens. Dedicated to Wallace and Mirza, the book is available at university libraries in the region and at the Oregon Historical Society Library and its local affiliate, the Marion County Historical Society.Scholars and Sightseers
In observance of the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter produced in 2004 a 118-page soft-cover history titled Scholars and Sightseers: The Society of Architectural Historians in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest 1954-2004. Written by Elisabeth Walton Potter, the account covers the Chapter's origins in the Pacific Section of the Society of Architectural Historians organized in San Francisco in 1954 and describes its emergence as a Pacific Northwest jurisdiction. The overview of Chapter activities is placed within the framework of organizational developments at the national level. It discusses the present status of the Chapter and identifies some challenges for the future. The book is available from the Chapter on request. Copies may be found in collections of the region's university libraries and historical agencies.The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Syllabus Diploma Program
"The Mission of the R.A.I.C. Syllabus is to provide architectural education nationally through practical experience and courses of study for aspiring and current members of the profession, and members of the public with a personal interest in architecture." - Syllabus Program Update Committee. A PowerPoint presentation given by Martin Segger, University of Victoria, at the SAH 2004 Annual Meeting, Eugene, Oregon. Download the full presentation (PowerPoint file, 350kb).The Gil and Erselle Eade House Video
The Eade house, heretofore little known, is among
the finest examples, may even be the masterpiece, of the architectural context
of which it is a part. More
Watch the Eade House video (14 minutes, 28 MB).