BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!
“The Legacy of the Olmstead Brothers in Portland”
By William J. Hawkins III
Sunday, November 16 at 4:00pm ~ FREE but RSVP Required. Click here to register.
Please join us as we celebrate the release of William Hawkins III’s latest book on the development of our local park system. Reading, followed by signing and reception.
“If ever you’ve wondered how this urban jewel evolved in its favored place between the ocean and the Cascades, ‘The Legacy of the Olmsted Brothers in Portland,’ a handsome, 200-page softcover, is intended for you. With an abundance of color photos and historic maps, the book traces the development of Portland’s system of parks and parkways from the establishment in 1871 of what was then called City Park — now Washington Park. ‘The Legacy of the Olmsted Brothers in Portland’ is a book for people who love Portland. Specifically, for the people who love Portland’s flowerbeds, trees, meadows, soccer fields, parkways and graceful gazebos.” Mike Francis, Oregonian
Portland architect William (Bill) Hawkins III is the 2013 George McMath Award recipient and is honored for his dedication to preservation through both his architectural career and scholarly work. The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program and Venerable, Inc., present the McMath Award annually to an individual whose contributions in Oregon have raised awareness and advocacy for historic preservation.
Hawkins served on the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation from 1985-1993. He was honored with an Architectural Heritage Award in 2000 from the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, which in 2010 established the William J. Hawkins III FAIA Internship in honor of Hawkins and his exemplary contributions to historic preservation.
Because of his advocacy for Portland parks, Hawkins’ efforts in landscape preservation became known nationally and he was invited to serve on the National Association of Olmsted Parks (NAOP).