The historic Anna Mann Old Peoples’ Home on 3.1 acres in Northeast Portland appears headed for a major transformation into a low-income community with 128 apartments. If successful, the plan would restore an excellent vintage building and provide an important societal housing benefit.
The plans by Innovative Housing Inc., a non-profit housing developer and management firm, would create new apartments in the Anna Mann House, erected in 1910, and add two new buildings on the eastern and southern edges of the property, located at 1021 N.E. 33rd Ave.
The goal of the home was to provide single rooms for elderly residents, as well as attractive rooms for meetings and dining. Garver said the intent of the renovation of the original building is to retain the stylish woodwork that adds a warm attractiveness to the Tudor interiors.
The home remained in operation until 1982, when financial issues led to its closure. The building served later as an alcoholic rehabilitation center and later as the Movement Center, a home for yoga and meditation. The Movement Center sold the building earlier this year to Innovative Housing.