The Architectural Heritage Center (701 SE Grand) presents The Ladd & Reed Legacy: William S. Ladd and Simeon Reed this Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10am.
Join us as Richard N. Ross, shares the story and lasting impacts of two remarkable Oregon pioneer families on Portland’s development. William S. Ladd was Portland’s most prominent 19th Century business and civic leader, and Simeon Reed was Ladd’s foremost business partner and friend. Together Ladd and Reed shaped Portland and the Northwest through four decades of joint ventures in public service, steamboats, telegraphs, macadam roads, model farms, railroads, and iron.
Through a program that includes Ladd and Reed’s common ventures, lost landscapes and living legacies, Ross will describe how the vision of Ladd and Reed led to the building of Portland’s strong neighborhoods, along with its civic, educational, and economic institutions – and the vibrant Downtown that we know today. We think you’ll find that the work of Ladd and Reed inspires us to continue to build and maintain high quality 21st Century communities and institutions.
Tickets are $10 for members, $18 for the general public, and pre-registration is recommended.