Author Archive | Dan Everhart


City Donation Secures Future of Historic Creswell Schoolhouse

Negotiations between the City of Creswell and the Creswell Heritage Foundation (CHF) have resulted in an agreement to transfer ownership of the Upper Willamette Valley town’s oldest structure to the recently-formed non-profit. An ambitious five-year plan proposed by CHF would see incremental fundraising and construction project which would complete the building’s rehabilitation in time to [...]
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Bill F. with fireplace-enlarged

William Fletcher, An Unapologetic Modernist

Greeted by glass walls which flank the front door combined with glass walls at the rear of the living and dining rooms, the visitor’s approach to the Hurtado House is dominated by uninterrupted views of Lake Oswego. Without stepping through the front door one can see the panorama for which the home was designed and [...]
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Copy of Historic Walnut Park

Introducing Walnut Park

Walnut Park is important. But it’s likely that you’ve never heard about it. That’s forgivable. Restore Oregon didn’t know it existed until last summer. It’s probable that even some residents of Walnut Park don’t know that they live within its boundaries. When platted in 1904, this undeveloped island of forest in Northeast Portland was bounded [...]
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Future Success Secured

In the past year, Restore Oregon has made great strides towards protecting and preserving the places that make Oregon livable and sustainable. This is an update on two of the places that were on the 2016 list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places and have now progressed toward the ultimate goal of a long-term viable use. The […]

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What’s Going On Up There?

Across Oregon, people are flooding back into historic downtowns. Younger generations are searching for an authentic experience in where they choose to live and work while retiring Oregonians are looking to downsize to vibrant centers with plenty of easily accessible options for shopping, dining, and recreation. Communities across the state are hoping to take advantage […]

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Living in a Historic District Forum Recap

Restore Oregon was thrilled to see nearly 100 people attended our free public forum on September 8th : “Living in a Historic District: What Does It Mean to You?” which was generously sponsored by McCulloch Construction. Over the course of an hour and a half, participants submitted questions to an expert panel including representatives of the […]

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Heritage Barn Workshop heads to Champoeg

In 1862 Donald Manson pioneered the Oregon art of sustainable construction. Using timbers salvaged from the flood-ravaged town of Champoeg, Manson built a new barn. His barn and its reclaimed components now form the focal point of the visitor center compound at Champoeg State Park where Restore Oregon will host its Heritage Barn Workshop on […]

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A Ticking Clock

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 […]

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