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Next MCMLeague Meeting – October 24th 6pm

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Our next public meeting will be October 24th – 6pm at the Alibi on Interstate Ave. This meeting we will be opening the floor for officer nominations. We will discuss the duties and responsibilities for the officer positions and open up the voting for all paid members in good standing. Our November meeting will be the official voting meeting so plan on attending! If you are interested in becoming an officer, or an advisory position for our board, attend and make your voice heard!


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Portland Resources: Neighborhood Notes – Discovering the History of Your Home

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

A really great article over at Neighborhood Notes has a great article on discovering the history of your home.

"If you’re interested in renovating your home back to its former glory and want to know its history to help guide you, where do you start? Portland has many resources, both online and in person, that can help you discover the style of your home, its history and, if you’re lucky,  information on the previous families who lived there"

The MCMLeague is listed as a resource for Portland’s recent past of mid-century homes!

Architectural Heritage Center

Next MCMLeague Meeting – September 26th 6pm

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The MCMLeague’s next meeting will be held September 26th at 6pm – this month’s meeting will be held at Jeffrey and Todd’s Robert Rummer home in Beaverton. Our meeting there several months ago went so well, they have invited us back for another potluck meeting! Bring a dish and a beverage to share.

This month’s “show-n-tell” will be about original artists work from the mid-century, or mid-century inspired art work. This could be paintings, drawings, sculptures, pottery, etc. Bring a small piece or two, and also bring some information you’ve researched about the artist to share with your piece.

MCMLeague Monthly Meeting – September 26th, 6pm
Jeffrey & Todd’s Rummer Home – Beaverton
13770 SW Bonnie Brae St. Beaverton, OR 97005

JULIUS SHULMAN: CHICAGO MID-CENTURY MODERNISM Modernista Cocktails & Book Signing , with friends Joan & Gary Gand from Chicago!

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Shulman Book Cover

You Are Invited :

Modernista Cocktails & Book Signing ,  with friends Joan & Gary Gand from Chicago!
Friday, August 6 , from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
4115 NE 19th Avenue (1 block south of Skidmore)
RSVP : [email protected]

About the book:
In 2006, Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, a non-profit organization which celebrates and promotes 20th-century modern architecture and design, contacted legendary photographer Julius Shulman to record Chicago’s modernist residential architectural heritage. Chicago, America’s First City of Architecture, and its modern architecture proved to be the ideal subject for Shulman’s final book project before his death in 2009. JULIUS SHULMAN: CHICAGO MID-CENTURY MODERNISM (Rizzoli; May 2010, ISBN: 9780847832873; $60.00 US) features the elegantly modern Minsk House, designed by Keck & Keck in 1955; the 1960 Burton Frank House, a mid-century modern gem; architect Harry Weese’s inspired modernist house and studio of 1957; and many other modern masterpieces by Edward Dart, Bertrand Goldberg, Paul Schweikher’s home and studio, Edward Humrich (pictured on the cover), and Ralph Rapson among others.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER / AUTHOR: Julius Shulman documented the most important architecture of our time for more than seventy years, and his work is published and exhibited widely. Gary Gand is a concert sound engineer, musician, and Modern furniture collector based in Chicago. He helped found and serves as Vice President of Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond, the architecture preservation organization which promotes the protection of architecturally significant houses built from the 1930s to the 1960s. With a motto of “preservation through appreciation,” Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond works tirelessly to protect these endangered properties. Gand was assisted with the book by CBB secretary Joan Gand, CBB president Joe Kunkel, member Dan Obermaier, and all of the homeowners who were interviewed and whose homes appear in the book.

Next MCMLeague Meeting – Sunday July 25th 6pm

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Aloha! Happy Summer!

In honor of sunny days, and dreams of tropical beaches, our next meeting will be tiki themed! Come on out to the President and Webmaster’s house in Parkrose Heights, and enjoy an evening in their basement tiki bar, “The Sandy Bottom.”

With Tiki Kon coming up the following weekend (which includes The Sandy Bottom on the home bar tour), and the annual San Diego event “Tiki Oasis” in mid-August, you may be in need of a vintage Hawaiian dress or shirt….??? Well, you’re in luck! The league’s President will be unleashing a rack of vintage barkcloth Hawaiian clothing one hour before the scheduled public meeting. Stop by at 5pm and shop for your next Hawaiian outfit before he sells them at Tiki Kon and Tiki Oasis!

Our show-n-tell will of course, be tiki themed, so feel free to bring an item or two to share with others. Hawaiian attire encouraged!

Where: 10333 NE Russell Court, Portland 97220
Time: 6pm Meeting (5pm shopping)

This will be more of a social gathering, potluck type atmosphere, and BYOB


The MCMLeague Board Members

Please note: there will not be an August meeting – it’s summer, enjoy it