In 2008 We Marked 26 Continuous Years of the Historic Irvington Home Tour    

Click the address or photo for details of each home and building on the Tour

August Olson House, 1911
1617 NE Brazee St

A splendid Prairie Style/4-Square style home built for a lumber tycoon

George Reed House, 1906
2141 NE 23rd Avenue

A classic Craftsman 4-Square (don't call it an "Old PDX") meticulously restored and updated.
Michael Brady House, 1912
2210 NE Thompson St

One of architect Joseph Jacobberger's most notable achievements, lovingly tended for 96 years
Nellie Walpole House, 1910
2524 NE 19th Avenue

A rare Spanish Mission Revival Bungalow with an extraordinary collection of folk art

Major Henry Kendall House, 1911
2738 NE 14th Avenue

Sprawling "double" bungalow with gardens visible from nearly every room

Harold Wheeler House, 1922
3041 NE 16th Avenue

A charming English Cottage Style home in a grove of towering Sequoia Sempervirens  
Archie Rice House, 1914
3145 NE 16th Avenue

A beautifully detailed Craftsman Bungalow designed and built by one of Irvington's leading early developers for his own family
Archie Rice Speculative House, 1915
3217 NE 18th Avenue

Charming Craftsman Bungalow tastefully re-created from a badly "remuddled" house
Robert F. Lytle House, 1912*
1914 NE 22nd Ave

Now known as the Portland White House Bed & Breakfast Inn -- our Tour-Day headquarters.
In 2008 we celebrated the outstanding work of a pioneer building firm in Irvington, the 50-year-long partnership of Robert and his son Archie Rice. 

The Irvington Tennis Club
2131 NE Thompson St

A community institution since 1905 -- and for this year's Tour, site of the Irvington Tour Cafe, a fund-raiser for the Irvington School PTA.

As part of the celebration of the Rice family's work, the ICA and the Architectural Heritage Center sponsored a Lecture at the AHC on the contribution of this prolific team to the Irvington Neighborhood.

Note: This emblem indicates a home designed by the firm of Robert and Archie Rice. The Irvington Home Tour is a project of the Irvington Community Association to raise funds for local charitable organizations and community improvement projects.  For a list of the recipients for the 2008 proceeds, click here.


This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is identified by its historic name as well as its address.  Each house is given a name based on the original, historic owner. In the case of the home at 3217 NE 18th Avenue, the Rice family built it on "spec" and sold it soon after its completion.


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