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(left)  Cathy Galbraith, executive director of the Architectural Heritage Center. (right) The historical Rutherford House at 833 N.E. Shaver was built in 1920 and was first home of the NAACP Credit Union. The NAACP Portland Chapter was founded in 1914.

(left) Cathy Galbraith, executive director of the Architectural Heritage Center. (right) The historical Rutherford House at 833 N.E. Shaver was built in 1920 and was first home of the NAACP Credit Union. The NAACP Portland Chapter was founded in 1914.

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Preserving the African American experience

Portland’s Architectural Heritage Center, which has long been engaged with preserving the history of the African American experience in the city, has stepped up its efforts to record and place important buildings on the National Historic Registry.