Alamedahistory.org is a blog dedicated to collecting and sharing knowledge about the life of old houses and buildings in Portland, Oregon, with a special focus on Northeast Portland’s Alameda neighborhood. The basic notion of this blog is that insight about the past adds new meaning to the present.
The site is run by old house researcher and Alameda neighborhood historian Doug Decker who is available to research your home or vintage building, or to provide you with ideas and resources for you to do the research yourself. Unlocking insights about particular buildings, sites or areas is a first step in making decisions about their use, care, protection or improvement. Doug conducts architectural, historical and social histories through interviews, document and archive research, photo research and other explorations to create a thorough understanding of a property and its impact, significance and role over time.
Doug is also available to present the history and development of early Alameda to groups, or to host guided history walks. Consider yourself invited to participate in this forum by sharing your own comments, observations, photos, questions and discussion about neighborhood and old house history.
Doug Decker holds the copyright to all text on the Alameda Old House History website.