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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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Restore Oregon’s Field Trip to the Morris Marks House

Last September, all of Portland watched a gigantic, 137 year-old, white Italianate house float through the streets of downtown Portland to its new home. If you haven't heard of the gigantic task of moving the Morris Marks House, read the Oregonian's coverage of the effort. The Morris Marks house was definitely at risk of demolition before Karen [...]
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Announcing Restore Oregon’s 2018 Board of Directors

Community & Business Leaders Lend their Expertise in Preservation from Around the State We are excited to welcome five new members to our 2018 Board of Directors! This group of dedicated volunteers will play an integral role in helping Restore Oregon accomplish our mission of saving historic places and the livability of communities across Oregon. [...]
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A Look Back Restoration Celebration 2017!

We Like to Keep the Party Alive All Year Long! Take a look back at all the fun we had together at the 2017 Restoration Celebration. Let's continue to celebrate the great work of our DeMuro Award Winners while pushing forward to save our Most Endangered Places in 2018. ​Thank you again to everyone who [...]
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The Jantzen Beach Carousel in 2018

Our Work Continues! Restore Oregon’s Re-TURN the Jantzen Beach Carousel Committee has been at work identifying and exploring the viability of a list of potential sites for the carousel in the Portland Metro Area. We’ve been solidifying our vision and criteria for its new home, including space requirements (at least 100’ X 100’), accessibility, protection, [...]
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Get to Know Architect John Storrs, a Leader in Pacific Northwest Modernism

John Storrs was, by accounts, a larger than life person. Passionate, outspoken and stubborn, his process of listening to the landscape and using materials simply, created some of the most sincere and eloquent examples of the Northwest Regional architectural style. Originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut’ Storrs was a graduate student at Yale when he heard a [...]
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New Life for the New Redmond

The New Redmond Hotel, a historic landmark in the heart of downtown Redmond, is undergoing an extensive rehabilitation that will be completed in summer 2019. The Georgian Revival hotel was built in 1928 and designed by Hugh Thompson, a prominent architect from Bend. The New Redmond was listed in the National Register in 1980 for […]

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A Heartfelt Thank You!

Heartfelt thanks to Roy Fox, Liz Carter, and Jeff Joslin who have each completed six years of service on Restore Oregon’s Board of Directors! We have greatly benefited from their expertise in business, preservation, and city planning, and have been lifted up by their passion for our mission. They will be missed (and we won’t [...]
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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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