Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
With Sunday’s “Big Retro Slideshow” still on our minds, we thought today would be a good day for a “Big Preservation Roundup.” Here at HPLO HQ we’re digging out from a fab weekend of Rummer homes and Charles Phoenix’s kitschy mid-century humor and digging into our work on the 2012 list of Most Endangered Places. In the weeks ahead we’ll be headed out to Pendleton for the third Preservation Roundtable, helping with a NW Portland Pedalpalooza ride, and offering a batch of scholarships to the National Trust Conference in Spokane this fall. Stay tuned.
With that, it’s time for today's big Roundup:
Albany. KEZI and the Democrat-Herald focus in on the St. Francis Hotel.
Astoria. The Net Loft gets one, two, three articles about its preservation and there’s good news for a few of downtown’s Diamonds in the Rough.
Coos Bay. A group of teenagers are making a difference for the historic Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.
Corvallis. HPLO member B.A. Beierle looked into Women in Preservation for Preservation Month and, guess what, there have been a lot of them! Also, mark your calendars for a June 9th survey of campus-area neighborhoods (we’d highly recommend it if you are interested in helping!)
Depoe Bay. A National Register-listed ship needs a new home.
Eagle Point. The Most Endangered Ice House gets some interest.
Eugene. Eugene Weekly makes a case for preserving City Hall, the school district is considering replacing a great neighborhood school, and the UO is considering what to do with a recently-uncovered sign.
Gladstone. If you’re interested in school buildings, check out this upcoming conference where HPLO will be presenting.
Heceta Head. The DJC profiles preservation contractors who have what it takes to work on an 1890s lighthouse.
Hoskins. A long-ago relocated building may come back to Fort Hoskins.
Jacksonville. Things are moving along for the community to join the Main Street Program.
Jefferson. A 1932 McCullough bridge is in need of repairs.
Klamath Falls. Members of the Klamath Tribes investigate a site of cultural significance before a large clean-up project impacts the property.
La Grande. The State Theater Building will be getting some much-needed work.
Lake Oswego. The Willamette Shore Trolley is going away for a restoration.
Oregon City. The “hidden gems” photo contest is back.
Pendleton. The Rivoli lands on the Most Endangered list and the East Oregonian endorses its preservation.
Portland. Another piece of Slabtown gets demolished, sign-up soon for the AHC’s Kit Houses program, check out the OHS exhibit on Pietro Belluschi, PNCA has unveiled their plans for the 511 Building, the Oregonian takes an in-depth look at downtown’s historic houses, things continue to evolve at the Bob White Theatre on Foster, and the Merc looks at the conversion of a historic warehouse in Albina.
Redmond. The recent laser scanning of Petersen Rock Garden gets a feature story in Oregon Business.
Salem. The Landmarks Commission approved a drastic alteration to a contributing building in order to tell the story of the State Hospital District. It’s an interesting read and an interesting philosophical question for preservationists to be thinking about.
Sandy. Portland Architecture takes a look at the Bull Run Powerhouse.
Statewide. Apply now for the Potter Preservation Scholarship!
Union. The namesake high school is celebrating 100 years.
West Linn. Big news for the Willamette Falls Locks. Also, take a look at the Heritage Area feasibility study.
That’s it for this week’s Big Preservation Roundup. Thanks to Drew Nasto for the photos of the HPLO’s Mid-Century Marvelous Weekend.