09/24/13 – Luther R. Bailey’s Legacy: His Architecture and Buildings in Portland

September 13, 2013|Posted in: Appearances

View from the patio of Luther R. Bailey on Culpepper Terrace

View from the patio of Luther R. Bailey on Culpepper Terrace

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Doris Bailey (of The Doris Diaries) was the daughter of a prominent Portland businessman and architect: Luther R. Bailey. He designed and built more than 100 homes in Irvington and Rose City Park in the Craftsman style, as well as stately homes, clubhouses, a theatre and church, and helped design the Vista House. Luther Bailey was a business leader and peer of Marshall Dana, and other early 20th century civic leaders.

This talk, for members of the Architectural Heritage Center only, will show Bailey’s influence, scope and reach in helping to shape the neighborhoods of Portland in the teens and 1920s. RSVP via email to info@visitahc.org or valb@visitahc.org. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation.

Presented by the editor and conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, Julia Park Tracey. Book signing to follow.

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.