It was a plum gig for an upstart photographer: in 1938, a 30-year-old named Minor White was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to document the architecture of downtown Portland. White, originally from Minnesota, had arrived in Portland less than a year before, and now he was photographing some of the city’s more historic buildings—many of which would be demolished in the coming years. This exhibit brings together White’s photography—35 prints in total, of both commercial buildings and opulent mansions—and physical artifacts from some of the buildings he documented.

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Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm between March 3 and December 23