Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
Its been most gratifying to see the enthusiastic response to our announcement of Oregon's Most Endangered Places. At least a dozen print and broadcast stories have generated many conversations and calls for action as people focus on these significant cultural and economic assets. Already there are fresh ideas starting to percolate up that may contribute to preserving our MEPs.
And the benefits extend to other historic resources in need of support. Lisa Christopher, Executive Director of the Clackamas County Historical Society, told me that the listing of the Ermatinger House as an Endangered Place and the ensuing discussion of the value of these resources helped clinch a grant for its neighbor, the Stevens Crawford House. A grant of $25,000 from the Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee for a new roof will keep the weather at bay.
We love hearing that! Hope you'll check our website over the months ahead and track the progress of these irreplaceable places that make Oregon, OREGON!