Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday Oregon Two-fer: On Mount Hood and An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

Over the years the mountain has been host to a range of unique climbing feats and stories not readily found on other Cascadian peaks.  In 1894, in response to an advertisement in the newspaper, more than one hundred people climbed to the top of Mount Hood and formed the Mazamas outdoor club.
-- On Mt. Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak by Jon Bell. Another good one from Sasquatch Books. Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon and an icon of the state.

Definite Christmas gift potential!

It doesn't matter if you've been through the sacraments or not; if you want to see a beautiful spiritual and architectural space, visit [St. Mary's Cathedral]. . . .  The architect chosen for this job was Joseph Jacobberger, the man who oversaw the layout of the University of Portland and executed many church designs in the early 20th century.
-- An Architectural Guidebook to Portland by Bart King, also published by OSU Press.

This entry was particularly interesting to me because we live in a 1912 house that Joseph Jacobberger designed.  Jacobberger designed 261 houses, but only about half of them survive. 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 


  1. Sounds like someone is planning a trip to Portland, or is just really interested in it! Very interesting teasers. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  2. Planning a visit there soon?

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/teaser-tuesday-scholar/

  3. Julie & storytreasury: I live here in Portland, the "Rose City," but I like to read books about my town.

    Thanks for leaving your links. I'll come visit.


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