Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
Next week we're headed out to beautiful Harney County to participate in preservation training sessions for students and local governments as part of the annual Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School. One of the great things about our state is that it's big--97,000 square miles big. Working with such a big state is one of the best things about working for the League, but because Frenchglen is a 7 hour drive from Portland the HPLO staff don't get out there all that often. So, in the spirit of working with historic places on both sides of the mountains, next week we will be on the ground learning what far Southeastern Oregon needs and what they might be able to share with the rest of the state.
How about a Preservation Roundup to finish off this week with a list of what's going on around the state?
Aloha. The Jenkins Estate is celebrating 100 years with an open house.
Cannon Beach. The cottage tour is coming up.
Corbett. Good things continue to happen at the once-threatened historic Springdale School
Corvallis. Have you registered for October's Main Street Conference yet? You should!
Cottage Grove. KVAL profiles window repair at the Armory.
Dallas. The city is trying to decide what to do with their historic library.
Gearhart. Don't forget to support the preservation of a local barn tomorrow.
HPLOland. The DJC does a nice job profiling the issues we're working on with this year's Preservation Roundtable.
Mt. Hood. The Oregonian profiles a historic cabin remodel, providing some insight into rustic resources.
Nationwide. PreservationAction provides a legislative update from DC.
Oregon Trail. A big survey of existing segments of the Oregon Trail is underway.
Pendleton. Big things are happening at the Rivoli, including a laser scan.
Portland. A few iconic homes on SE Hawthorne may be lost to new development, Keen is touting the green features of its new historic headquarters building, and more news on the effort to make damage to historic property a felony. (wow, that's about the least Portland news ever!)
Salem. Historic streetcar tracks have turned up in Salem.
Vida. A 1930s home in Lane County was destroyed by fire.
Be well and enjoy this last week of August. Thanks to Building Oregon for the 1956 images of Burns!