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A Linoleum Reproduction

Norm Gholston is an authority on old houses, old Portland, restoration, preservation and other stuff.  He wrote the book on Portland’s Slabtown (2013) and is a resource to the Architectural Heritage Center, Restore Oregon and other preservation organizations.  He also owns an 1890 Victorian in Northwest Portland that he has loving and authentically restoring for the past 35 years.  The kitchen was his most recent project, restoring and painting the walls and ceiling in 2019.  He got to the floor in 2020 and was surprised to find this rather fantastic linoleum underneath the existing floor.    Given that the linoleum was probably originally installed around 1910, it wasn’t in terrible shape, but nor was it in great shape and Norm...

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