The ornate home of one of Portland’s most prominent early citizens was about to fall to pieces when a group came together to restore it. Watch as Simon Benson’s home is moved to its new location on the Portland State University campus and restored by master craftsmen. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

First Broadcast: 2001
Producer: Jessica Martin


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Black Swan Theatre; Sculptor Mike Leckie; Simon Benson House

Oregon Art Beat:#301
Original Broadcast: September 20, 2001