Template talk:Architecture in Portland, Oregon

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Cleaning up[edit]

This template's sorta my baby, hahaha. Geez how its grown! I have organized it into a generic template and I think it looks much better and is more inclusive. I may prune some of it at a future time, as there are more important buildings to include than some that are listed and space is limited. If anything isn't working well or I messed up the code somewhere, please by all means correct it. :)

Ajbenj 17:00, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Your baby is nice. Should the bridges go on it somehow too? It would be cool to insert Template:Bridges of Portland, Oregon in a nested way somehow. —EncMstr 17:27, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Inclusion criteria[edit]

Currently this template contains every article about a building in Portland, I think. As more and more articles are written, especially from List of Registered Historic Places in Multnomah County, Oregon, this template is going to get very, very huge. I see above that Ajbenj will consider pruning it in the future. Has anyone thought about what a potential notability cutoff might be? Katr67 21:37, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

I'm again wondering what the inclusion criteria are for this tl. For example St. Johns Twin Cinema--the article doesn't mention that the arcitecture is notable, and I kinda think it might not be. And although it is an "other stuff" argument, I believe there are far more architecturally notable buildings that should be included before that one. Thoughts? Valfontis (talk) 22:07, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Although I'm not prepared to offer detailed criteria, I agree this needs clarification. We cannot let this navbox show every building in Portland with a WP article, or even every NRHP-listed building (or even most NRHP-listed buildings), or it would fill an entire page. That's what categories are for, not navboxes. At the least, any building that's not NRHP-listed should not be included here unless its article specifically addresses notability of its architecture, citing multiple sources. As to what to include of the NRHP-listed buildings, it's a little more difficult. At the time this navbox template was created, there were far fewer such buildings in Portland that had their own Wikipedia articles, so it was less of an issue. SJ Morg (talk) 08:37, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

I don't really think this template is even necessary. Seems completely subjective and there is a lot of notable architecture in Portland. I am in the process of creating neighborhood navboxes, so that should at least group together notable architecture by geography. Another option is to group like structures, such as theaters, sports venues, hotels, transportation-related, tallest buildings, etc.In other words, break the current template up into more specific templates which would be more helpful to readers. Just a few thoughts, but again, I don't think this template is necessary. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:59, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Portland Center for the Performing Arts / Antoinette Hatfield Hall[edit]

The Portland Center for the Performing Arts is an organization, not notable architecture. I think a separate article should be created for Antoinette Hatfield Hall, separating information about the arts organization and the building itself. Then, Hatfield Hall could be added to the architecture template. --Another Believer (Talk) 15:39, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Another Believer (Talk) 15:58, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Theatres[edit]

I removed theaters from the template because there is now Template:Theatres in Portland, Oregon. ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:27, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Hotels[edit]

I removed Hotels from the template because now there is Template:Hotels in Portland, Oregon. ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:28, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Sports venues[edit]

I would argue that sports venues could be removed because we have Template:Sports venues in Portland, Oregon. ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:24, 3 January 2015 (UTC)