Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
If you haven't heard, the HPLO is holding a celebration of all things preservation in Salem on April 28th. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the League, and we're kicking off the big three five with a reflection of where we've been and where we're going as a statewide preservation movement. So, if you're new to preservation, fondly remember the '97 Governor's Conference in Jacksonville, took part in the Rehab Oregon Right workshops in 1986, or just love the state's historic buildings, then the HPLO would love to see you in Salem for anniversary cake, tours, and a town hall conversation. And, if you've been around the preservation scene for awhile now, you might just recognize some of the folks shown in these retrospective previews of what's to come out of the HPLO archive on the 28th.
In other news, there's lots going on across the state. Here's this week's Friday Preservation Roundup:
Canby. The city is looking for a Main Street manager.
Clackamas County. Two older bridges are slated for removal, one of which is from the 1910s.
Eugene. The Register-Guard looks at PWA art at the UO.
Oregon Caves. The Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau are holding a fundraiser in Portland on the 27th.
Oregon City. Great news: it looks like Ermatinger House might get a few more dollars towards it rehab.
Pendleton. The City is getting behind the Rivoli's sale to a preservation-minded owner.
Portland. The Bridges House on SW Columbia is for sale, some very old trees are coming down in NW, PSU's Smith Center may be up for replacement, the $31 million rehab of Memorial Coliseum is moving along (though some believe there needs to be more public involvement), a tear-down of a 1916 on the North Park Blocks is planned, the rehab of the Meier and Frank warehouse is examined through a sustainability lens in the PBJ, the blogger behind the fantastic Vintage Portland website is featured in the O, more news on the carousel, and (get ready, this is a BIG one) Washington High School may finally be on the road to rehab!
Salem. A 1930s building has achieved net-zero energy.
Silverton. The Palace Theatre has suffered an unfortunate fire.
No Friday Preservation Roundup next week as HPLO staff will be in Central Oregon working with Petersen Rock Garden and conducting CLG trainings. Have a great weekend and we'll look for on the 28th!