Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
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! …
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on December 2, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on September 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
What little summer we're getting this year is not going to last much longer. Soon, the familiar drizzle will be back and our focus will turn to keeping warm. The fleece, packed up not all that long ago, will come out along with the throw blankets as we cozy down with a good book or our favorite tv program and try to keep warm. …Continue
Added by Denise Bartelt on August 11, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments
For those following the permit request to demolish the National Register listed Dr. Pierce Barn, the application was heard at the Cottage Grove Historic Landmark Commission on Monday, April 18. With a staff report urging the delay of demolition, the Landmark Commission followed suit by unanimously voting to stay the granting of a demolition permit for 90 days.…Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on April 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
This Monday, April 18, the Cottage Grove Historic Landmark Commission will be considering an application to demolish the Dr. Pierce’s Barn. Those of you who have seen the barn in person or in photograph know that it isn’t just a barn: it’s an advertising barn!The sign on the barn represents a type of early advertising popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The architecture of the barn within the rural landscape was an integral… Continue
Added by Brandon Spencer-Hartle on April 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Peggy Moretti on January 12, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments
One of the best things about the holidays is the opportunity to take stock of one's blessings. Despite what the media blasts at us 24/7 about the dismal state of affairs, the list of good stuff in our lives is a long one. I'm often struck by the bounty represented by historic resources - the richness of craftsmanship, authenticity, materials, and the STORIES they tell.…Continue
Added by Peggy Moretti on December 3, 2010 at 5:18pm — No Comments
As far back as I can recall, I've been drawn to old houses, buildings, neighborhoods, bridges, you name it. They have so much SUBSTANCE and character! Both in their design, their story, and the fact that real people made them with their own hands, sweat, inspiration. They identify a Real Place in a way no strip mall or cookie-cutter subdivision can.…Continue
Added by Peggy Moretti on July 1, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments