Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
This week's roundup of preservation news from around Oregon:
Astoria. Ground breaks next weekend on a new downtown plaza with heritage as a theme.
Eugene. Come September, Eugene's 1964 City Hall will go vacant with no concrete plans for its replacement.
Medford. The Mail Tribune's editorial board is right on the money about the rehabilitation of the Holly Theatre: the project is a big win for Medford, Jackson County, and all of Southern Oregon. The lights will go bright on April 21st when the sign and marquee are lit signaling one more step forward for the resurgence of downtown Medford
Portland. URS is hiring an architectural historian, the PDC is rapidly moving forward with the PSU Urban Renewal Area (an open house is scheduled for April 17; HPLO will be there to hear about how the district might impact historic resources), and there are some updates on the Jantzen Beach Carousel.
Salem. The rehabilitation of the 1951 ODOT building is almost complete.
Statewide. Donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust are up by 5.3 percent, great news for Oregon nonprofits like the HPLO.
Talent. A few Southern Oregon buildings are going on the National Register.
Washington. Our counterpart to the north, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, has been working hard to save a 1933 fire lookout and is asking for help from Congress.