Fred G. Meyer, the Claussen Brothers, and the Architecture of “One-Stop Shopping”





Perhaps no other entrepreneur had such an impact on 20th century Portland as Fred G. Meyer. In the 1920s, Meyer began building his “One-Stop Shopping” stores around the Portland area.

Please join us for the encore presentation as Fred Leeson presents the story of Fred Meyer, putting his life and work in context with the stores he built. Portland architects Fred and William Claussen play an important role in the story, as they designed some of Meyer’s first stores, along with several other notable Portland buildings including the Roosevelt Hotel and Laurelhurst School.

In addition to his volunteer work with the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, Leeson is also the author of the recent biography of Fred G. Meyer, My-Te-Fine Merchant: Fred Meyer’s Retail Revolution (2014).

As a special treat, Fred will be offering a FREE copy of his book to the first 60 people that register for this talk.