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to Sunnyside Community House.

Metanoia Peace Community currently has as one of its missions, the support of the newly forming Sunnyside Community House. For more information you may call Pat Schwiebert at 503 706-6583.

To make a tax deductible contribution to this mission, through Metanoia Peace Community, just click on the button below, then enter your credit card information and the amount of your contribution. It’s as simple as that.

The House and Grounds

The house itself was originally built in 1908 as a single family residence, by a newly married couple, offspring of two early Portland families--the Hoyts and the Cooks. It was designed by John V. Bennes, an early disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. A library addition was built in 1925 and the kitchen was enlarged during the 1950’s. After the fire in 1987, we replaced the original hip roof with a gable roof, expanded and remodeled the kitchen, added work space for Grief Watch in the basement, and built an outside deck at the north end of the building. With these additions we increased the available interior floor space to about
8,000 square feet. We added a second, larger deck on the south side in 1993, and constructed a public “Peace Plaza” in 2002. Our newest addition is a garden labyrinth in the front yard--available to the public 24-hours-a-day as a place for walking meditation.