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Built at the turn of the last century, the French Renaissance-style Pittock Mansion is a 46-room home equipped with many features that were, at the time, pretty high-tech, including a central vacuum, an elevator, intercoms, and a walk-in refrigerator. The family moved out in 1958, and after the 1962 Columbus Day Storm caused severe damage, the house was slated for demolition. Not content to bid adieu to an iconic part of Portland's past, residents rallied to save the mansion, resulting in the city of Portland's decision to purchase the home and preserve it as a historic house museum.
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