Neighbors save historic Northwest Portland house

Through the efforts of many, this historic house was saved. Northwest Neighbors for Preservation also will hope to name the house to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Reclamation Administration


Congratulations Northwest Neighbors for Preservation on a job well done.  North West Portland will continue to exemplify the history, culture, and beauty of our fair city.

The 112-year-old Goldsmith house on the corner of Northwest 24th Avenue and Quimby Street has been sold to a group of local residents to save it from the backhoe’s claw.

Last week, between 10 and 20 neighbors bought the lot on which the Victorian house stands. They also bought the lot to the north, upon which there is a 1920s cottage of little historical value. The group proposes to call itself Northwest Neighbors for Preservation.

Rick Michaelson says that some of the investors put in more money than others, but they all did it “for a little bit of interest and the joy of seeing the house saved.”

by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - The Goldsmith house at 1507 N.W. 24th Ave. awaits its fate: deconstruction and replacement by townhouses or a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball.

Northwest Portland neighbors pooled their money to buy the Goldsmith house on Northwest…

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