Mid-century modern Hillsdale home featured

HILLSDALE - The Architectural Heritage Centeris holding its third-annual Heritage Home Tour, "Then and Now," on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event celebrates significant Portland architecture for the benefit of the Architectural Heritage Center's historic preservation education programs, heritage conservation advocacy efforts and museum exhibits.

The tour includes five exceptional homes representing the work of architects and builders from 1892 to 1962, including the Southwest Portland's Sam and Esther Fort House

Noted Portland architect Saul Zaik designed the one-story Northwest Regional house in Hillsdale for the Forts in 1962. Like many of Zaik's designs, the Fort house is designed to recede behind the trees and the native plantings. Many of Zaik's houses were organized into zones defined by individual pavilions. Here, three separate pavilions define the living and kitchen workspace, the children's area, and adult area.

Zaik has worked continuously on many significant projects since the 1950s. At present, he works with his son and has found an interest in historic preservation.

Tickets for the Heritage Home Tour are on sale now online at and cost $50 for the general public and $35 for Architectural Heritage Center members.

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