Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
Well, it's now 6:30 PM here at HPLO Headquarters and, regrettably, I don't have a lot of time left in the day to do the Friday Preservation Roundup... or at least do a roundup with lots of organized thoughts and pretty University of Oregon color photographs from the 1950s. So, in response to a very busy week here at the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, here's the speed Friday Preservation Roundup for February 10, 2012 (by the way, how is it already February?!)
And, instead of photos this week, I give to you some fantastic 1962 footage of Oregon City from Route 66.
Now that you're left wondering how rent could have possibly been $6.50 a week for that great house, we'll return to our regularly scheduled roundup:
Astoria. Workshop on plaster set for tomorrow.
Baker City. The owners of the Baker Tower want to collect some history.
Contestia. Dwell wants to give Oregon preservationists $10,000... if we all vote for the three Oregon properties listed in their "rethinking preservation" contest that is.
Coos Bay. The Egyptian folks are looking for a consultant to perform the much-needed market study.
Grantston. Only a few days left to apply for the 2012 Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Award.
In the House... Museum that is. NPR joins the discussion about the fate of our many small town house museums in an era of limited budgets and changing methods of education.
Main Street. If you're a Main Street community, get your Transportation and Growth Management Program grant application in soon.
National Register. Three more Oregon properties have been included in the National Register.
Newberg. The 19th century McKern House was lost to fire in January.
Oregon City. Volunteer power at CCHS, and the Masonic Lodge is up for grabs (make sure to check out the Oregonian's photos of the 1907 building if you've got an extra $875k you're trying to decide what to do with)
Salem. An 1895 schoolhouse is getting some rehab, but there's bad news for the baggage depot (HPLO has been in regular communication about this issue and we still hope a preservation solution can be found).
Springfield. An 1893 house formerly listed in the National Register has been demolished (it was delisted from the Register in 1997 following a fire)
Portland. Bidding on the Customs House ends in 20 hours if no one else raises his/her paddle, Architectural Heritage Center has an app that's been getting some press, George Kramer talks about bridges in advance of a fun group of National Register Nominations for Portland's Willamette River spans, and the Buckman district National Register Nomination has been delayed (see PortlandPreservation for more on that)
Washington, D.C. There's some bipartisan support for preservation that's worth recognizing.
Well, that's it for this week. Thanks to the thirty or so folk who came to our program on Adaptive Reuse of Historic Schools in Portland. We heard great news about the preservation of Springdale School in Corbett, learned a little bit about Portland Public Schools' plan for rehabilitating school buildings in the future, and, most exciting, we found out that long-vacant Washington High School is on the brink of being redeveloped. Stay tuned about that project and hope for an official announcement from PPS in the next "month or two" if all goes as planned.
Last, but not least, if you didn't get our e-newsletter in your mailbox this week, give it a read!