Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
Spring is here in Western Oregon and so it's only fitting that the HPLO is kicking our 2013 programming into high gear. Last week we found ourselves in Jackson County for several days worth of preservation education and monitoring of conservation easement properties. In addition to a half-day Landmarks Commission training conducted in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Office, we talked to about 50 Jackson County residents about the need for…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on April 5, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Since today is Pi Day, we figured most preservationists would be clambering for something to read over their slice of apple-y goodness (okay, we know National Pie Day happened in January, but we hear 3.14 is a popular pie-eating day too). So whether you're at Beaverton Bakery, Cookie Tree in Pendleton, or Palio in Portland, here's a brief roundup of preservation news and events from across Oregon to keep you company today (and, yes, all three of those exceptional pie places are in…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on March 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
As we close out the week here at the office, we're looking back on a busy few days for Most Endangered Places around the state. We awarded grant funds to stabilize pilings at the Net Loft and saw the…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on February 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
We've got a boatload of preservation news and events to share in this week's blog but first, have you met Tom? The HPLO couldn't be more excited to welcome our fourth staff member, Tom Atiyeh, who began last week as the organization's Chief Development Officer. You might recognize Tom's name from his work…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on February 8, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The nomination period is now open for the 2013 list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. While an announcement of the list won’t be made until May, the Historic Preservation League of Oregon needs your help now to identify this year’s historic places that are deserving of visibility, resources, and technical assistance so that they can continue to be passed forward to future generations.…
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on January 21, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Here we are, two weeks into the new year, and there's lots of preservation to talk about around the state. Since coming back from our holiday vacations, HPLO staff have been down to Salem, out to Astoria, and busy with plenty of issues in the Portland area. We've also been in the process of finalizing the call for nominations to the 2013 list of Most Endangered Places (expect nomination form on our website by week's end) and interviewing candidates for the fund development manager position…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on January 14, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments
This week's snow in Portland seals the deal: it's the end of the year and people are starting to think about family, tradition, and the things they're grateful for. Here at the HPLO we're grateful for a lot. Not only is our office at the 20 foot mark (take that snow!), but we get to spend our time in a great building with--after…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on December 20, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Usually we reserve the Oregon Preservation Roundup for Fridays, but since we've missed a couple weeks today seemed as good a day as any to take a look at what all is going on around the state. With a rainy afternoon ahead for Western Oregon, grab your coffee and check out some of the interesting things happening at Oregon's historic places.…
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on December 4, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments
The recent National Trust conference in Spokane provided education through both lecture and fieldtrip formats. Both were exceptional. One day, I went on a remarkable fieldtrip.
Our bus was heading to the Grand Coulee Dam: one of the largest concrete structures in the world, tucked into a deep, mile-wide ravine. Then, it petered out. It gasped into Hartline, a modest collection of small, vernacular, masonry structures clustered on vast wheat fields.
Added by Lucien Swerdloff on November 20, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments
Thanks to HPLO and the Oregon Cultural Trust for providing me with a scholarship to attend the National Preservation Conference in Spokane. The conference was a great experience and Spokane was a remarkable city (I was particularly impressed by the Steam Plant and the parking garages). Many of the ideas I took back from the conference will make their way toward improving the Historic Preservation program at Clatsop Community College. A few highlights follow:…Continue
Added by Lucien Swerdloff on November 20, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
2012 NTHP SPOKANE CONFERENCE OBSERVATIONS
Spokane in the fall is glorious, and turned out to be a perfect host city for this year’s National Trust for Historic Preservation national conference. My work as an advocate for the preservation and future operation of West Linn’s 1873 Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks (an HPLO ‘endangered place’ this year) enabled me to take advantage of an Oregon Cultural Trust scholarship, administered by HPLO.
During my five days at the…Continue
Added by Sandy Carter on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on November 16, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Thanks to the HPLO and the Oregon Cultural Trust I went to the National Preservation Conference in Spokane. I work as both a historic resources and long range planner for the City of West Linn so I tried to target sessions that would help me in both of these areas. It was also my first time to Eastern…Continue
Added by Sara Javoronok on November 12, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Thanks to the generous support of the Oregon Cultural Trust scholarship fund, administered by the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, I was able to attend the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, this year held in Spokane, Washington.
As a second-year graduate student in the University of…Continue
With winter beginning to set in across Oregon, the staff and board of the HPLO are hard at work planning for what 2013 will bring. After spending a great week in Spokane at the National Preservation Conference, we are enlightened and energized for the programs and initiatives (both new and old) that we will be focusing on in the year ahead. While you won't see much of us out and about around the state these next couple months, we'll be sharing our plans and some great news with HPLO members…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on November 9, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments
On October 25th, the Historic Preservation League of Oregon celebrated its 35th anniversary with a special reception at the White Stag Block in Portland. Over the sounds of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and about 120 friends of preservation, the HPLO released the findings from the 2012 Preservation Roundtable, heard from two very special guest speakers, and…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on October 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
It's with great sadness that Oregon's preservation community has lost one of the most ardent supporters of old buildings our state has ever known. As many of readers of the Preservation Roundup likely already know, developer, HPLO board member, and true preservation citizen Art DeMuro…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on September 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is so pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2012 Endangered Places Preservation Grant! Thanks to the generous financial support of HPLO donors, individual grants of up to $2500 are being offered to the 2012…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on September 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Next week we're headed out to beautiful Harney County to participate in preservation training sessions for students and local governments as part of the annual Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School. One of the great things about our state is that it's big--97,000 square miles big. Working with such a big state is one of the best things about working for the League, but because Frenchglen is a 7 hour drive from Portland the HPLO staff don't get out there all that often. So, in the…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on August 24, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments