There are so many stories here on the blog for you to explore. Use the search bar in the upper left hand corner to enter the subject you’re interested in, or check out past posts and categories on the right hand side to explore the more than 150 blog posts that are accompanied by historic photos, documents and maps.
Started in 2007, alamedahistory.org is a blog dedicated to collecting and sharing knowledge about the life of old houses, buildings and neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon. The basic notion of this blog is that insight about the past adds new meaning to the present.
The site is run by historian and researcher 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. 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 speak with groups, lead walking tours, and assist with other activities that help inspire and teach about local history. Have an idea, question or an old photo or document you want to discuss? Just drop us a line and let’s consider the possibilities.
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.