The houses on Peacock Lane were designed and built by R.F. Wassel between 1924 and 1930. Peacock Lane has become one of Portland’s beloved holiday traditions with families hosting a free light display every year since at least the 1940s.
The National Register of Historic Places said “The Peacock Lane Historic District is a unique example of an early automobile suburb that retains the characteristics of Property Subtype III, as defined in ‘Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States,1830-1960.'”
Families who live there have been working toward the designation for more than a year.
The Peacock Lane Christmas light show begins December 15th at 6 p.m. and pedestrian only nights are Dec. 15, 16 and 17 but police may also close the lane to cars at any time.