Obstacles to Growth

Racism and segregation's negative impact on Portland's African American community

Hart talks about the early, hard-wrought successes of African American businesses and the difficulty in sustaining them.

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Bill Hart

Bill Hart, AIA, is a founding partner in Carleton Hart Architecture PC, a Portland architecture and planning firm, established in 1994. The firm is responsible for extensive renovation work on the Goldenwest Hotel. Bill has over thirty-five years of domestic and international architectural experience and maintains an expertise in the management of complex projects. Bill is the firm’s sustainable design leader, with a strong interest in passive and active solar systems as well as historic preservation.

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The Golden West Project blog

Will Bennett's blog about the Golden West Hotel, on the corner of NW Broadway and Everett, with assorted articles about black history in Portland. Read More