Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
To get ready for the weekend, here's a roundup of what's going on in preservation around the state:
Albany. Although not historic, per se, an iconic International Paper structure along I-5 was imploded last week.
Applegate. A historic school is reopening to students after a seismic upgrade (and, in related news, KGW looks at the issue of unreinforced schools).
Astoria. Archaeologists report on finds from a recent Fort George site dig.
Carlton. The Oregonian investigates the history and resurgence of a Yamhill County wine town.
Clatsop County and Beyond. Several properties will be recognized by the Century Farm and Ranch program and the Oregonian takes a deeper look at the unique designation.
Corvallis. A 101-year-old house was relocated last week to avoid demolition.
Gearhart. The owner of a historic barn may finally receive support from the city to use the 122-year-old property as an event center.
HPLOland. A BIG thank you to the Oregon Cultural Trust for offering grant dollars towards saving the 2012 list of Most Endangered Places AND for supporting HPLO scholarships to the 2012 National Preservation Conference!
Linn County. Two covered bridges have been damaged by vandalism.
Mt. Hood. On August 11th there will be a tour of Steiner Cabins, and tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn are being offered through Labor Day.
Portland. A block-long 1920s building will be demolished for student housing, the long-vacant Harlow Hotel may finally be rehabilitated, more and more people are electing to rehab their current homes instead of buying new, and don't forget to sign-up for the AHC's barns tour.
Salem. The Statesman Journal profiles a unique feature of Ted Wheeler's historic capitol office.
Statewide. A new report features grim news about Oregon's seismic risk and the HPLO is still accepting RSVPs for the August 16th Roundtable on the related topic of masonry building preservation.
That's it for this week. Thanks to Building Oregon for the Portland building photos.