Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
I confess to recent abdication of blogging duties to Brandon Spencer-Hartle, the HPLO's intrepid Field Programs Manager. But having returned recently from the National Trust Conference in Buffalo, I just had to share some photos and impressions of an experience that was both educational and enriching for Historic Architecture Geeks like me.
Buffalo is the epitome of a "rust belt" city. Massive amounts of dis-investment and hard times are evident. But also evident is a…Continue
Its been most gratifying to see the enthusiastic response to our announcement of Oregon's Most Endangered Places. At least a dozen print and broadcast stories have generated many conversations and calls for action as people focus on these significant cultural and economic assets. Already there are fresh ideas starting to percolate up that may contribute to preserving our MEPs.
And the benefits extend to other historic resources in need of support. Lisa Christopher, Executive…Continue
A pending bill in the Oregon House (Bill 3516) would essentially provide blanket approval of the installation of solar panels on any commercial or residential building, regardless of historic designation or preservation ordinances. While we can appreciate the intent of the bill to streamline red tape and lower costs around adding solar panels, this has the potential to significantly diminish the historic character of neighborhoods across the state.
HPLO will be submitting testimony…Continue
Thought I'd share a preview of the goals the HPLO is setting for 2011. We'll post a more detailed list on the main website in the next week or so.