Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
Across Oregon, this has been nothing short of a wild weather week. As far as we've heard here at the HPLO office, the winter storms haven't caused significant damage to any of the state's historic resources. But, in addition to the rain, snow, and ice blanketing the state, there's lots of preservation news to share. Here's this week's Friday Preservation Roundup:
Astoria. Catch HPLO Advisor Jay Raskin Wednesday evening at a special lecture on seismic issues (if you're interested in hearing more about masonry buildings, make sure to RSVP for the HPLO's upcoming Preservation Roundtable on the topic).
Coos Bay. The World's editorial board looks at Main Street, and the Most Endangered Egyptian Theatre lands itself in the press not just once, but twice (and both articles have big HPLO connections in them)
Corvallis. Toilets are up and running at the historic Whiteside Theater.
Eugene. Don't forget, there's a special architectural history program at 3:30pm on the 25th at Knight Library.
La Grande. Some changes are coming to the downtown Main Street Program.
Lake Oswego. The Oswego Iron Heritage Trail is open.
Leaburg. A covered bridge is getting some needed repairs and you're invited to hear about it.
Medford. Another update on the Holly Theatre.
Oregon City. It looks like Clackamas County is going to buy the West Linn side of the Blue Heron site.
Portland. In addition to the HPLO's upcoming program on historic schools, PPS will be holding a series of forums on school facilities issues; an architectural walking tour of St. Johns gets some press (which, if you like St. Johns, you'll love this new book); and, bidding on the Custom House has hit $1.7 million.
Reportsville. The Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has released a great new report on preservation and sustainability.
Troutdale. The 1923 City Hall has been deemed structurally unsound thanks to a 1970s addition.
Yachats. Heceta Head Lighthouse is going dark during a welcomed rehabilitation.
That's it for this week's Roundup. I hope we see some of you this Sunday for Preservation 101 at the Multnomah County Central Library. And, thanks, Building Oregon, for the water, snow, and ice themed photos.