Timothy Askin is an independent architectural historian and preservation consultant with a strong interest in the history of social welfare institutions and early-twentieth-century architecture. He has previously written about the Eugene airport for the Lane County Historian and has specific expertise in the early history of inner southeast Portland. He has a MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon and a BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.
James C. Hawthorne (1819-1881)
James C. Hawthorne was a well-known doctor in the mid-nineteenth century whose name served as euphemism for insanity in the popular press. An early settler of the City of East Portland, Hawthorne had a hand in financing the first bridge across the Willamette River and was elected to the …