Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
This week, HPLO staff and committee members have been gearing up for the final Preservation Roundtable workshop on historic masonry buildings that will take place the morning of August 16. And since the workshop is in Portland, we're preparing for a conversation that will bring a wide array of experiences and insights to the table. If you haven't RSVP'd, make sure to do so by Tuesday.
In other news around the state:
Astoria. The Daily Astorian profiles the Historic Preservation program at Clatsop Community College.
Cottage Grove. Dr. Pierce's Barn, a 2011 Most Endangered Place, is officially for sale (or at least so says craigslist).
Forest Grove. HPLO has been tracking the Beeks House, a c.1848 home outside Forest Grove, for some time. The building is listed in the National Register but has fallen into disrepair in recent years. Earlier this week it went up for sale. The HPLO hopes to meet with stakeholders soon to encourage selling it to a preservation-friendly buyer.
Gearhart. More news on the effort to preserve an 1890s barns (including a few upcoming events).
HPLOville. Mark down October 13th in your calendar if you like historic homes, bid a fond farewell to HPLO Board member Jeff Joslin who has accepted a post in San Francisco, and welcome new regional advisors BA Beierle, Ann Mehaffy, and Bill Willingham to the League.
Portland. The Oregonian endorses the rehabilitation of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse (expect two public open houses on the topic in the months to come), downtown's 1912 Mead Building will get some envelope repairs, a new agreement will allow the Halprin Landscape Conservancy to maintain the midcentury landscapes, AIA is talking green building rehab on August 24th, Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association wants to make it a felony to harm "structures of historical significance" and, last but not least, everyone's talking about the issue of infill on main streets.
Salem. The O is doing a series on heritage trees.
Sandy. Save the date for a Bull Run Powerhouse open house.
Thanks to Wikipedia user Aboutmovies for the image of the Beeks House. Have a great weekend.