Written with assistance from Verginia Turpin It began with a photograph picked up at a yard sale by my mom-in-law. It is a really beautiful image; a brick theater building, early autos, a celebratory mood. The label on the back reads “Grand Theater, Medford Or. 1913” Neither of us were familiar with a Grand Theater in […]
Written with assistance from Verginia Turpin It began with a photograph picked up at a yard ...
Placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2015, and named one of Oregon’s ...
Preservation isn’t just about big, grand places and seven-figure budgets. Sometimes the best opportunities are ...
A new report on the condition and needs of Oregon’s historic theaters reveals them as ...
One of Pietro Belluschi’s landmarks faces demolition in downtown Salem. Despite its listing in the National Register of Historic Places, Pietro Belluschi’s First National Bank of Salem building will likely be demolished by September 6th. Constructed in 1946, the building’s design follows a mid-career trend in the work of Oregon’s foremost modernist and features the […]
Placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2015, and named one of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places that same year, the 1896 Lindberg House in Port Orford is a stunning example of the Queen Anne style and shingle-siding craftsmanship. The house was designed and built by John Peter Lindberg between 1892 and 1896, and […]
Preservation isn’t just about big, grand places and seven-figure budgets. Sometimes the best opportunities are the smaller, humbler, covered-in-moss plywood gems tucked into the community fabric. Melody and Brian Emerick were visiting Seaside when they passed an abandoned beach cottage that was up for sale as a tear-down. Being snoopy people (as most preservationists are) […]
Katie Rathmell has a Master’s degree in marine science and was working for Oregon Health Sciences University when she decided to switch to historic preservation as a career. She first became interested in historic preservation when she bought a historic house in California that she called “a fixer upper” which she restored. Katie attended Clatsop […]
Despite changeable weather, about 600 visitors attended the 2016 Mid-Century Modern House of Tomorrow Tour on Saturday, May 14. The events began on Friday evening with an education program at the Pietro Belluschi designed Central Lutheran Church in Irvington. The program included plenty of opportunities for laughter as the mid-century vision of the future was […]
Restore Oregon is pleased to announce that Dan Everhart has joined our team as Preservation Programs Manager after the departure of Brandon Spencer-Hartle who has gone on to become the Preservation Planner for the City of Portland. With a wealth of experience as both a non-profit volunteer and a preservation professional in Idaho, Dan is […]
Besides being an election year, 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act by then President Lyndon B. Johnson. In this election cycle, many important, and some not so important, issues have come up, but very little has been said about Historic Preservation. Of course we’re not surprised, our […]
We had been working with Verne Olson, of Parkrose, and his wife to include their house on the upcoming Mid Century Modern House of Tomorrow Tour when his health took a turn for the worse several months ago. We were saddened to learn this week that Verne has passed away. Verne (with family and friends) designed and built their family home in 1962. […]
On November 13, 2015 Restore Oregon presented the DeMuro Awards to seven extraordinary historic rehabilitation projects. The award is named in honor of Art DeMuro whose redevelopment of historic properties such as the White Stag Block set the standard for quality, creativity, persistence, and business acumen. This is the fourth in our series of posts about […]