Rummer Home Tour in Portland

If you are a fan of mid-century modern architecture, you’re in luck.

The weekend of May 21st, the Historic Preservation League of Oregon is offering a unique opportunity to visit eight original Rummer homes in Portland. In addition, Robert Rummer will be attendance to answer questions after a lecture by Jack Bookwalter.

Mid-Century Modern Homes

The hallmarks of mid-century modern architecture is well-known in California and have grown in popularity in the Northwest, including oversized windows, expansive living spaces, and atriums. Beloved by those who own them, many of these homes are preserved in the period style and contain few updates.

rummer garage

The Oak Hills Homes

The Oak Hills neighborhood offers a unique and comprehensive perspective regarding modern mid-century planned neighborhoods. This particular community was designed to offer a close sense of community in the midst of modern amenities, and was built with open park spaces, a rec center, a school and a church.

Photo by Mark McGinley

This tour featuring the Oak Hills neighborhood and Robert Rummer’s work is a fundraiser benefiting the Historic Preservation League of Oregon as well as the Oak Hills Neighborhood Association’s work in receiving a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Tickets are $40 per person for the event, which includes a tour of the Oak Hills neighborhood (including the original church and community center) and 8 Rummer homes, the illustrated lecture featuring Mr. Rummer Himself, and a one-year complimentary membership in the Historic Preservation League of Oregon. Purchase your tickets for this event here.

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