Ann M. Nicgorski

Ann M. Nicgorski was born in 1963 in Chicago, Illinois.  She received her BA from the University of Notre Dame, and her MA and PhD in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently a Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Willamette University and a Faculty Curator at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem. She has lived in Oregon since 1995, when she co-founded the Salem Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Her scholarship and teaching encompasses ancient and medieval art history, including Christian art, architecture and iconography. 

Author's Entries

  • First United Methodist Church of Ashland

    The First United Methodist Church was the first permanent church building in Ashland. With stained glass windows crafted by the Povey Brothers of Portland, it is one of the city's most beautiful and culturally significant landmarks. The church is a contributing property of the Skidmore Academy Historic District, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Medford IOOF Cemetery

    The Medford IOOF Cemetery, also known as the Eastwood Cemetery, was founded in 1890 by the Medford Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). The cemetery is located on about twenty acres at Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Drive in the southeastern suburbs of the city. It was moved …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Mountain View Cemetery

    Mountain View Cemetery, established in 1904, was a fashionable burial site for prominent Ashland citizens during much of the twentieth century. The cemetery consists of two parcels of land at the intersection of Normal Avenue and Ashland Street (U.S. Highway 66) in southeast Ashland. As early as 1889, city officials …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Old St. Peter's Landmark

    Old St. Peter’s Landmark, a former Roman Catholic church located at the corner of Third and Lincoln Streets, has been a distinctive feature in The Dalles since its completion in 1898. In its early years, steamboat captains on the Columbia River and surveyors used the church’s steeple as a navigational …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Oregon Supreme Court Building

    The Oregon Supreme Court Building, at the corner of State and 12th Street Southeast in Salem, is the oldest government building on the Capitol Mall. Completed in 1914, the three-story structure houses the Appellate Court Records Section on the first floor and the State of Oregon Law Library on …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • William Christmas Knighton (1867-1938)

    William Christmas Knighton, a prolific and innovative architect, served as Oregon’s first and only State Architect from 1911 to 1915. His career spanned fifty years, forty of which were spent in Oregon, where he designed as many as two hundred buildings. Knighton’s work brought a distinctive European-inspired modernity to architecture …

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