Fred Leeson

Fred Leeson spent thirty-five years as a Portland newspaper reporter, first for the Oregon Journal, 1972-82, and then for the Oregonian, 1982-2007. He holds degrees from Stanford University, 1971, and the Lewis & Clark Law School, 1982. He has taught journalism at Concordia University in Portland and is president of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, a non-profit architectural preservation advocay and education organization.  

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  • Billy Webb Elks Lodge

    The Billy Webb Elks Lodge, a modest, shingle-sided building located at 6 North Tillamook Street in Portland, is a reminder of the city's largely segregated history and is a key historical landmark for the African American community. Designed by the Portland architectural firm of DeYoung and Roald, the structure …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Fred G. Meyer (1886–1978)

    During a Portland business career that spanned nearly seventy years, Fred Meyer used self-taught entrepreneurial skills to rise from selling coffee door-to-door in 1909 to being a national leader of a self-service, one-stop-shopping retail empire. At his death in 1978, the ninety-two-year-old Meyer controlled sixty-three stores in five western states …

    Oregon Encyclopedia