Friday, June 28, 2013
Pittock Mansion undergoing $1.13 million rehabilitation to repair water leaks
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on June 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM, updated June 28, 2013 at 8:05 AM
The Pittock Mansion is undergoing a $1.13 million rehabilitation, repairing damage incurred from a century of wind and rain.
Construction started at the end of May, according to a release, and the nonprofit Pittock Mansion Society expects work to be finished by October.
In 2014, the Pittock Mansion, 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive, celebrates its centennial, and age has affected its three of its terraces, the nonprofit reports. Three of four terraces leak or seep water, and none of the four drain properly, causing water to leak into the historic mansion's 23 rooms.
The project, including waterproofing and other repairs, has been in the works since 2011. It is being financed by $405,000 in grants and gifts from foundations and individuals, as well as a cumulative $550,000 from the city and $175,000 from the Pittock Mansion Society.
The Pittock Mansion, surrounded by a 46-acre park in the Hillside neighborhood, is maintained by the Pittock Mansion Society and Portland Parks & Recreation.
-- Sara Hottman