Rachel Jensen is the Executive Director of the Lower Columbia Preservation Society. She is a fourth-generation Astorian who is passionate about saving historic structures. She enjoys educating the public about Oregon’s architectural history through workshops, tours, and writing. She holds a MA in historic preservation from Savannah College of Art & Design and a BA in American studies from Marlboro College.
Ebba Wicks Brown (1914–2006)
Exposed to architectural practice from a young age, Ebba Wicks threw herself into formal training and licensure and, at the age of twenty-eight, became the first woman in Oregon to receive an architectural license by examination. Her father, Astoria architect John E. Wicks, encouraged and nurtured her interest and collaborated …