Due to scheduling conflicts and Restore Oregon’s desire to present a high-quality tour-going experience, we are shifting the date of our annual Mid Century Modern Tour to Saturday, September 23, 2017. As previously announced, this year’s tour will feature works by Northwest Modernist architect William Fletcher, founding partner of the Portland architectural firm Fletcher Farr [...]
Charles A. Dana’s engraving of the Independence,Missouri courthouse and square in 1855. (Image courtesyof the National Archives) Daniel Delaney was born in 1795. A prosperous farmer and slaveholder in Eastern Tennessee, Delaney sold his plantation and traveled to Independence, Missouri. There, in the spring of 1843, he joined a group called The Oregon Emigrating Company. [...]
Taken in approximately 1870, this photo captures members of the Brown Family at their home, which they called “The Willows.” (Image courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society) Front and side elevations of the house photographed by the Historic American Building Survey in 1934. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress) View of a fireplace photographed [...]
Frederick Keil – circa 1875. (Image courtesy of the Aurora Colony Historical Society) Born in 1841, Frederick Keil was the third of nine children born to William Keil, the founder of the utopian Aurora Colony. Having relocated to Oregon with his family in 1855, Frederick married Louisa Giesy in 1863. By the summer of 1869, [...]
See the places that matter to us! Below is a map of places, endangered and revitalized, that demonstrate opportunity and excellence in preservation.
and the entire field of historic preservation
have been evolving in recent years. What
originated as an effort to stop demolition of
colonial landmarks has expanded into a
movement focused on livability, sustainability,
adaptive reuse, place-making, job creation,
and Main Street revitalization! Learn more...