Please consider making a donation (through PayPal) to our Golden Jubilee Preservation Project. We’re raising money to clean and paint our beautiful building!
Let’s make this gem of a building shine in time for The Old Church Concert Hall’s 50th Birthday party! This 135-year old example of Victorian Carpenter Gothic has earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places. Preservation is an ongoing and never-ending journey and we are committed to protecting The Old Church for years to come. For the Golden Jubilee campaign we plan to paint the entire exterior, repair the accessibility ramp and install outdoor lighting for visibility and safety.
In the five decades since our founding as a nonprofit organization (April 3rd 1968) we’ve lovingly restored the building inside and out. Highlights include refurbishing the original Hook & Hastings pipe organ (now the only one of its kind in the city) and the magnificent Povey Brothers stained-glass windows. We recently rejuvenated the concert hall with world-class sound and lighting and gave the beautiful carriage porch facing Clay Street a new lease on life.
In the spring of 2018 we plan on giving the roof and building a safe and earth-friendly bath and then paint the exterior with colors similar to the current scheme, in accordance with national historic register guidelines. Throughout the process we won’t ever cover up the beautiful building and we’ll be open to the public.
The Old Church is an indispensable resource for so many local performing arts organizations, an incubator for young musicians and a cultural living room for the community. We hope our concerts and programming will inspire new generations of Portlanders, who will in turn foster our cultural community and continue to care for this beautiful historic treasure.