When further research this spring revealed that building a new house for the archbishops of Portland would be too costly, Archbishop Alexander Sample changed course. The archdiocese bought an existing home near St. Pius X Parish in Northwest Portland.

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The purchase amounted to less than the original plan for building on property off Skyline Boulevard. City infrastructure requirements and grading of the sloped parcel had added to the estimate, says Delia Wilson, property manager for the archdiocese.

The archbishop has moved into the one-level house, which Wilson describes as a “very suitable, older, yet newly remodeled home” in a family neighborhood.

The move frees the former archbishop’s residence for use by Cathedral Parish. Starting in the 1980s, the archbishops of Portland lived in a large former school building next to the cathedral, but growth in parish life made it clear that more room was needed. Plans call for more meeting rooms and social space.

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