PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Woodrow Wilson was president. Babe Ruth was a rookie with the Boston Red Sox. The Pittock Mansion was built.
All that happened 100 years ago, and the Pittock Mansion is still going strong.
Sunday, the mansion is celebrating its 100th birthday.
“We’re celebrating its history from a family, but now it’s an historic house museum where people can come explore and go back in time to 1914 and learn about Portland’s past, and how Portland got started,” said Angie Allee, the communications manager for the mansion.
Henry and Georgiana Pittock helped take Portland from Stumptown to The Rose City.
“Henry and Georgiana were very influential to Portland in the early 1900′s,” Allee told KOIN 6 News. “They were very involved with the Rose Festival.”
The mansion overlooks the entire city and boasts more than 23 room, 16,000-square feet and a grand staircase. There is also an original piece, a Steinway piano from 1887.
There is also a magnificent garden.
The Pittock Mansion will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.