Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
It's Friday and that means it's a good time for us at HPLO Headquarters to take a look at all of the preservation things going on across Oregon. This has been a busy week for HPLO staff as we conclude a series of roadtrips, mini-vacations, and out-of-town conferences and begin the planning for our 2012 schedule of activities. As of now, we're anticipating the winter months will bring a couple of How to Save an Endangered Place presentations, a Portland program on Adaptive Reuse of Historic Schools, the first of the 2012 Preservation Roundtable workshops on Oregon's Masonry Buildings: Resilience, Access, and Economic Viability, and a couple of fun events that we're keeping under wraps until the right time comes. But, we also want you to lend us a hand in providing HPLO members with the types of workshops, programs, and events that would help engage communities in saving (and seeing!) places that matter. If you have any great ideas or special program requests, shoot me an email or give me a call (503.243.1923) and we can talk through where they might fit in 2012. With a whopping 18 public programs completed in 2011, we think we can beat that number in 2012, but only with your help.
Enough about next year, here's what's going on in Oregon this week:
Bridal Veil. A 1940 church is demolished, bringing the former town one step closer to a mere memory.
Dallas. Demolition of the 1912 Dallas Armory has begun, a big disappointment for a few local preservation advocates.
Eugene. Historic roads will be the topic of discussion on November 10.
Frenchglen. 2012 brings the return of the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School to Malheur County.
Philomath AND Eugene. The University of Oregon's Preservation Program continues to document the Watson-Price Barn, one of Oregon's Most Endangered Places. Check back in a few weeks for an update on their progress and details about a potential December 7th review session.
Portland. AHC looks at the mid-century Vista Brook neighborhood, Portland Architecture takes a stab at reviewing the HPLO's Compatible Infill Design, John Terry talks about historic ghost haunts in The O, a well-known 1894 building is for sale, Rejuvenation gets sold, and a century-old building is demo'd to make way for a new Sellwood Bridge.
That's all we've got this week. Because November 11 is a holiday, the Preservation Roundup may come early next week (I know, I know, that's a very exciting proposition). Thanks again to Building Oregon for the photos of Harrisburg, Oregon, a great little town many of us go through on Amtrak or on 99E trips down the valley (like I get to do tomorrow). Have a great weekend!