Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
We’re over a week behind on the Preservation Roundup, so that means there’s lots and lots of ground that deserves to be covered in this edition. For those of you who follow our Twitter or Facebook, you may know that Peggy and I just spent a week in distant Buffalo at the National Trust Preservation Conference. Although Buffalo isn’t traditionally known for its glitz and glamor, the city rolled out the red carpet for the 2500 preservationists who found their way to the largest city in West New York. Many great buildings were seen, new strategies for collaboration were identified, and the 22 of us Oregonians who attended the conference are back home to share stories.
So, without any further excuse, here’s a much belated “Friday” Preservation Roundup. Enjoy.
Beaverton. Historic district urban renewal is on the ballot.
Coos Bay.The Egyptian Theater is in the news not just one once or twice, but thrice. Also, mark your calendar for November 11th when HPLO Advisor George Kramer talks about historic theaters (6:30pm in the library large conference room).
Corbett. The View Point Inn is still very much in danger.
Corvallis. A Frightside Jam will benefit the Whiteside Theatre on October 29th and the OSU Education Hall rehab project is still coming along.
Cottage Grove. The owner of Dr. Pierce's Barn (here's a video) has a demo permit; the community is talking about revising their preservation ordinance; and a bridge is moved back home.
Lake Oswego. The 1850s Carmen House is threatened.
Medford. The Southern Oregon Historical Society is selling off some stuff and Streamline Moderne is featured in the blogosphere.
Nationwide. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is reorganizing to prepare for a new era of preservation. Although the regional offices will be done away with, tangible on-the-ground support and visible national leadership are intended to spur a renewed preservation movement. Stay tuned.
Portland. The downtown Target store is officially going into a historic building; there's a great Oregonian profile on MPF Conservation; the Rail Heritage Center is underway; and the HPLO's October 13th preservation forum was a great success.
Ruch. A 94-year-old bridge is inspected.
Statewide. The 2011 Preservation Roundtable has officially wrapped up and we're very proud of the just-released final report, Compatible Infill Design. Take a look and let us know your thoughts on the recommended principles.
Sweet Home. Terry Richard reminds us to visit covered bridges.
Talent. George Kramer (yes, the same one who cares about theaters) talks about a place where "everything happened" and nominates it to the National Register (read on to see where that effort has gone).
Weston. The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation met October 13-14 to vet properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the phenomenal Winn Barn, the following properties were forwarded to the National Park Service for possible inclusion into the National Register (nomination PDFs are linked):