On Friday, our good friend Robyn joined us and we toured the Pittock Mansion. I'd just recently heard about the mansion and really wanted to see it. Built by Henry Pittock who was the owner of the Oregonian (newspaper) as well as building his fortunes in real estate, banking, railroads, steamboats, sheep ranching, silver mining and the pulp and paper industry. His wife Georgiana dedicated her life to improving the lives of women and children and help to found Portland's annual Rose Festival.
The mansion was completed in 1914 and featured innovations such as a central vacuum system, intercoms, an elevator, indirect lighting and features English, French and Turkish design. The mansion is 16,000 square feet and is situated 1000 feet above downtown Portland. Click Here to see some pictures of the inside of the mansion. While they allow pictures (without flash) in the mansion, I usually refrain from it because I'm to busy checking everything out.
That said I did get some beautiful pictures of the grounds and the view. Sadly there was a haze over Portland that day so we didn't get to see Mt. Hood and other mountains that would typically be visible on a clear day.
|more views and the river|
|Sadly they are working on the mansion so stuff was in the way of a good picture|
|CR Goofing off for Robyn and I|
|I thought this tree was gorgeous|
|another cool tree|
|I loved this flower/bush and I forgot to write down what it was.|
|a gate lodge - it wasn't open, but peaking in the windows, it looked so cute and was 2 stories|
And that concludes our Friday. It was a fantastic day and beautiful weather. More things to come, so stay tuned.
Happy Stitches and Hugs,