Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
For the month of May we are shifting away from our regular Friday Preservation Roundup to a less regular and (maybe) less frequent weekly or biweekly roundup. As we're sure everyone knows, Preservation Month means lots of events around the state and many many Fridays that League staff will be out and about across the state with limited or no blogging abilities. So, this week only, we hope you enjoy a Tuesday Preservation Roundup complete with hot-off-the presses concept drawings of Civic Stadium completed with grant funding from the HPLO.
Astoria. Don't forget that session #2 of the Preservation Roundtable on masonry buildings is happening this Friday in Astoria (we've got great breakout sessions and a fun interiors tour lined up). In addition to brick, if you're interested in wood then join Gregg Olson for a presentation on "Is the Molalla Log House Oregon’s oldest building?" Wednesday evening. And while you're thinking of Clatsop County, check out the winners of the 2012 Edward Harvey Historic Preservation Awards.
Bend. Join local preservationists for a preservation celebration this Saturday.
Corvallis. The annual Benton County preservation awards reception is on for May 23rd.
Eugene. Civic Stadium (one of Oregon's 2011 Most Endangered Places) is holding a meeting to unveil new rehabilitation plans on May 10 (including concept drawings produced through an HPLO grant). More information on the competing visions for the property can be found in a recent DJC article.
Gearhart. The Daily Astorian profiles a reused 122-year-old barn in Gearhart.
Internetville. Stephanie Meeks makes a strong case for historic preservation in the digital age on the Huffington Post blog.
Portland. Painter Joel Hamberg, wins the national Tradesperson of the Year contest for his work on the Hollywood Theatre.
Sandy. The sale of the historic Bull Run Powerhouse to a group of local preservationist is now official (we couldn't be more excited that one of the owners is HPLO Board member Jeff Joslin)
Seaside. Seaside Aquarium is celebrating 75 years.
Washington. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is organizing a preservation-oriented Youth Summit for July.
West Linn/Portland. Sandy Carter will be talking Willamette Falls in Portland on May 15.
That's it for this week's Roundup. If you haven't already, make sure to get your tickets soon for the announcement of Oregon's Most Endangered Places and the Mid-Century Marvelous weekend. And, big thanks to Save Civic Stadium and Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architects for their hard work on the conceptual drawings included in this post.