Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
What a busy week it's been here at HPLO Headquarters. First, we spent Tuesday at the Capitol in Salem with the Cultural Advocacy Coalition reminding our legislators that heritage, arts, and historic preservation can create jobs, build strong communities, and enrich the lives of Oregonians…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on February 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Last Saturday, February 11th, the HPLO Board of Directors voted to add two new professionals to its ranks: Liz Carter and Hal Ayotte.…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on February 17, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Well, it's now 6:30 PM here at HPLO Headquarters and, regrettably, I don't have a lot of time left in the day to do the Friday Preservation Roundup... or at least do a roundup with lots of organized thoughts and pretty University of Oregon color photographs from the 1950s. So, in response to a very busy week here at the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, here's the speed Friday Preservation Roundup for February 10, 2012 (by the way, how is it already February?!)
So, for this week's Friday Preservation Roundup I'll just start with the big news of the week. On Monday, the University of Oregon announced that Art DeMuro, president of Portland's Venerable Group and HPLO…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on February 3, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
This week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Seattle-based Green Lab released a new report titled, "The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse." The 94-page report digs into a host of misconceptions…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on January 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
In Oct, Coast Ghost Paranormal investigated Winchester Bay Community Center. A great example of a re-purposed school - #143 historic 1910. Now it is host to lots of fun activities like the Old Time Fiddlers. The caretaker is Peggy Fleury.
Our investigation found 3 spirits inside: a 1st gr teacher from 1940 near the stage and the STRONG PRESENCE of the fire chief who helped save the place by the front door. Lots of residual activity, not unusual for a busy old school
In back, in…Continue
Added by Ann Fillmore - Coast Ghost PRS on January 21, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Across Oregon, this has been nothing short of a wild weather week. As far as we've heard here at the HPLO office, the winter storms haven't caused significant damage to any of the state's historic resources. But, in addition to the rain, snow, and ice blanketing the state, there's lots of preservation news to share. Here's this week's Friday…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on January 20, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
This week we're going to keep the Friday Preservation Roundup brief, in part because there isn't much news to share but also because we've been spending a lot of time preparing for our spring programs. Thanks to the many of you who contributed, our year-end campaign to raise $12,000 was…
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on January 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This being the first Friday Preservation Roundup of 2012 following our holiday blogging hiatus, maybe it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of stuff going on in the Oregon preservation world. At the HPLO we’ve been busy getting our winter program schedule finalized and energized for some fun lectures, candidate forums, and masonry building workshops…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on January 6, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
First off, yes we're early to Preservation Roundup this week. You know what they say, "it's 5 o'clock Friday somewhere." And since this will be the last Friday Preservation Roundup of 2011, maybe it's okay that we're early this week so that you have something to read on your Christmas eve eve…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on December 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The I-5 yo-yo. That's what this week has been for us at the HPLO. With such a great string of sunny days, we've been spending quite a bit of time in Marion County to work on a number of initiatives. First, the HPLO is gearing up for the 2012 Preservation Roundtable on "Oregon's masonry buildings: resilience, access, and…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on December 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
First off, a BIG thank you to everyone who has already donated to the year-end campaign to save Oregon's endangered historic places. We're getting close to the…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on December 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Christie, Ann and Denise, members of HPLO, were given a tour of the Cottage Grove Armory by none other than the Cottage Grove City Manager, Richard Meyers. We considered it quite a privilege. This is the first time the COAST GHOST team has explored an historic place wearing its HPLO 'hat'.
It was cold. There is no heat in the vast building yet. And huge - 32,000 sq ft.
The Armory was built in 1931 with monies from both the federal government and a substantial contribution from…Continue
It's been a busy few days for us at HPLO Headquarters as we make last-minute site visits in the Willamette Valley, meet with University of Oregon students finishing their fall term classes, and kick-off our year-end campaign to save endangered places in 2012. If you haven't seen our homepage in awhile, now is the time to check it out! …
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We are still looking at storm windows after receiving yet another quote. This time we spoke with local carpenters and the quote was very reasonable, several hundred less than our first quote and included two interior storms for the sleeping porch.
Drew and I are now deciding whether we want the full classic storms on all the windows or if we still want to go with the tricked out Marvin storms with built-in screens on a few of the upper story side windows and Indow Windows on the…Continue
Added by Denise Bartelt on November 10, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments
It's Friday and that means it's a good time for us at HPLO Headquarters to take a look at all of the preservation things going on across Oregon. This has been a busy week for HPLO staff as we conclude a series of roadtrips, mini-vacations, and out-of-town conferences and…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on November 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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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
Added by Peggy Moretti on October 28, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments