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Randal Acker's Figo House

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Portland, Oregon

Portland's counterpart to Edith Macefield's house is an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian belonging to Randal Acker. In 2006, Figo House, named for Acker's dog, was faced with condemnation to make way for 16 stories of Portland State University housing. However, Acker, who is a commercial litigation lawyer and uses the house as offices for his practice, fought eminent domain and won. In another nod to the movie "Up," Figo House was also outfitted with 400 helium balloons provided by Acker in 2011.


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