Collection SR 9319 - Pittock Mansion remembered

Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 1: Oral history interview with Marjorie Wright, by Linda Dodds [... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 1: Oral history interview with Marjorie Wright, by Linda Dodds [... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 2:  Oral history interview with Betty Meier, by Linda Dodds [Sou... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 2:  Oral history interview with Betty Meier, by Linda Dodds [Sou... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 3:  Oral history interview with Louise Barry, by Linda Dodds [So... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 3:  Oral history interview with Louise Barry, by Linda Dodds [So... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 3:  Oral history interview with Louise Barry, by Linda Dodds [So... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 3:  Oral history interview with Louise Barry, by Linda Dodds [So... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 4:  Oral history interview with Peter Gantenbein and Eric Ladd, ... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 4:  Oral history interview with Peter Gantenbein and Eric Ladd, ... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 5:  Oral history interview with Allyn Staley, by Linda Dodds [So... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 5:  Oral history interview with Allyn Staley, by Linda Dodds [So... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 6:  Oral history interview with Alexander Bolton Pierce, by Lind... Pittock Mansion remembered: Part 6:  Oral history interview with Alexander Bolton Pierce, by Lind...

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SR 9319

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Pittock Mansion remembered

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  • 1983-08-15 - 1984-03-26 (Creation)

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online resource (14 audio files (6 hr., 21 min., 23 sec.)

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(1920-2012)

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Marjorie Forbes Skene Wright (1920-2012) was born in Portland, Oregon. She lived in the gatehouse of Pittock Mansion from 1920 to 1945, where her father worked as head gardener. She worked at the main office of U.S. National Bank in Portland where she was a supervisor in the commercial banking division for 25 years.

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(1904-2014)

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Elizabeth "Betty" Leadbetter Meier (1904-2014) was born in Portland, Oregon. She was a granddaughter of Henry L. Pittock.

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(1896-1986)

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Phyllis Louise Van Houten Barry, nee Gallien (1896-1986) was born in Portland, Oregon. She was a niece of Henry and Georgiana Pittock.

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(1914-1984)

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Robert "Peter" Pittock Gantenbein (1914-1984) was born in the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. He was a grandson to Henry and Georgiana Pittock. He was a founder the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

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(1903-1986)

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Allyn R. Staley (1903-1986) was an engineer working for the city of Portland. He was involved in the restoration of Pittock Mansion after the city purchased it from the Pittock family in the 1960s.

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(1924-2003)

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Alexander Bolton Pierce II (1924-2003) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a Portland architect and civic activist.

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(1920-2000)

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Eric Ladd (1920-2000) was born as Leslie Carter Hansen. He was a historic preservationist in Portland, Oregon.

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A series of interviews conducted by Linda Brody regarding Pittock Mansions.

Tape 1: Marjorie Wright discusses her time living in the gatehouse of Pittock Mansion with her parents from 1920 to 1945, including the work her father did as head gardener.

Tape 2: Betty L. Meier discusses her childhood as a granddaughter of Henry L. Pittock and her memories of visiting Pittock Mansion.

Tape 3 and 4: Louise Barry discusses her relationship to the Pittock family and her memories of Pittock Mansion.

Tape 5: Robert "Peter" Gantenbein discusses the Pittock family and living in the Pittock Mansion. Eric Ladd is also present.

Tape 6: Allyn Staley discusses the restoration of the Pittock Mansion in the 1960s.

Tape 7: Alexander Bolton Pierce discusses the political process involved in the purchase of the Pittock Mansion by the City of Portland and its restoration in the 1960s.

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Joint Copyright is held by Marjorie Wright, Betty Meier, Louise Van Houten Barry, Peter Gantenbein, Eric Ladd, Allyn Staley, and Alexander Bolton Pierce.

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  • English

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Pittock Mansion remembered, by Linda Dodds, 1983 August 15 - 1984 March 26, SR 9319, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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Digitization funded by the James F. Miller Endowment.

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