At the Forefront of Adventure and Architecture: Pioneer Courthouse, Portland, Oregon

At the Forefront of Adventure and Architecture: Pioneer Courthouse documents the National Historic Landmark's recent renovation -- including installation of a state-of-the-art base-isolation seismic protection system -- and presents the long history of this exceptional federal building.

The 1875 Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, is one of the more than 200 legacy properties under GSA's stewardship. The film was created as part of GSA's mitigation for the renovation project, as agreed upon through consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act. The film is also part of GSA's efforts to support the Preserve America initiative encouraging Americans to explore and enjoy our nation's heritage. It was produced for the Center for Historic Buildings, Office of the Chief Architect by the Video and Broadcasting Team, Office of Citizen Services and Communications. DVD copies are available by contacting


Last Reviewed 2015-11-25