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Sam Brown House – Direct Preservation

Direct Preservation We’re launching a new initiative of “direct preservation.” In the months and years ahead, we will directly intervene to save selected historic properties that are urgently at risk. We will take ownership of them, stabilize the structure, permanently protect them with a conservation easement, and transfer them into the hands of owners who […]

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Wanted: Volunteer Volunteer Coordinator!

We are not ashamed to admit when we need help.  Oregon is a big state and our staff… not so big! If you have experience organizing tasks and managing people, we are looking for a volunteer to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. Check out the roles and responsibilities and then shoot an email to info@RestoreOregon.org. […]

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Providing the Tools for Preservation

The enduring popularity and charm of older buildings means Restore Oregon receives hundreds of calls from all types of Oregonians. Individuals, local agencies, and organizations call every day requesting help to preserve historic properties, heritage barns, shuttered theaters, decommissioned schools, and just about anything else that can be considered a historic place. To better serve […]

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Washington H.S., a DeMuro Award Winning Project

For over 20 years, Washington High School stood vacant and deteriorating. Built in 1925, it’s graced by classical detailing and fantastic lion heads on the parapet made from glazed terracotta. The Buckman neighborhood was eager to see Washington High returned to active use and Art DeMuro (a Restore Oregon board member) was determined to figure […]

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The Sparta Building – a DeMuro Award Winning Project

Designed by Frank C. Clark and completed in 1911, the American Renaissance style Sparta building stands at the corner of Main Street and North Riverside in the Downtown Historic District. The first floor was originally occupied by an auto dealership. And in 1926, the second floor became the home of the early broadcast station KMED. […]

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Old Salty, A DeMuro Award Winning Project

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) […]

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Welcome Dan Everhart our new Preservation Programs Manager

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 […]

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Preservation President?

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 […]

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The Hotel Julian Apartments – A DeMuro Award Winning Project

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 […]

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The Erickson Fritz Apartments – A DeMuro Award Winning Project

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 third in our series of posts about […]

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