Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon, USA
Built in 1914 for one of Oregon’s influential families, Pittock Mansion is filled with rich history and remarkable stories.
Henry Pittock, owner of The Oregonian newspaper, and his wife Georgiana, built Pittock Mansion in 1914. The City of Portland now owns the estate, and Portland Parks & Recreation and the non-profit Pittock Mansion Society work in collaboration to operate and maintain the museum and surrounding park.
When Henry Pittock and his future wife Georgiana Burton arrived, separately, by wagon trains in the 1850s, Portland was a muddy village, isolated from the rest of the United States and the world.
Henry found work as a typesetter at The Weekly Oregonian newspaper, and became the paper’s owner and publisher. He went on to build an empire incorporating real estate, banking, railroads, steamboats, sheep ranching, silver mining, and the pulp and paper industry. Georgiana Pittock became a founder and fundraiser for many charities and cultural organizations, such as Ladies Relief Society, Women’s Union, and the Martha Washington Home.
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