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2017 Mid Century Modern Tour Featuring Works of William Fletcher – RESCHEDULED

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 [...]
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Pioneer Photography: A Sam Brown Gift

Restore Oregon would like to thank Daniel Dinges who donated this photo to us after our Pioneer Home Tour in May, 2017. According to Dinges, "it may or may not have been taken by the Woodburn pioneer photographer J.J. Hall. It is the size of a glass plate so I know it is a contact [...]
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40th Birthday Celebration: Explore Our 1977 Eastside Historic Architecture Tour!

Learn about the points of interest from the 1977 event, curated by Alfred Staehli, and what tour goers learned about these places 40 years ago!   As part of our 40th Birthday Celebration, we are culling through our organization's history to celebrate our accomplishments and honor our preservation work. Our summer intern, Victoria Hensley, found Restore Oregon's [...]
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Update on HB 2007

Restore Oregon Provided Testimony on HB 2007 Today in Salem; Still Time to Take Action

Still Time to Tell Legislators to either FIX IT or VOTE NO! Today Restore Oregon's Executive Director, Peggy Moretti, headed to Salem to provide testimony on HB 2007 before the Ways and Means subcommittee on National Resources. Here's what she had to say, June 22, 2017: "I’m Peggy Moretti, Executive Director of Restore Oregon, a statewide non-profit [...]
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Creswell’s Old Schoolhouse: Linking the Past to the Future

Creswell’s old schoolhouse has stood at its current location since 1900, but its’ history goes back further. It was Creswell’s first school when it was built in 1874.  Creswell itself had just been platted in 1871 from property donated by two adjoining landowners. The school was two stories high with one classroom downstairs and one [...]
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DeMuro 2017

Nominations Open: Restore Oregon DeMuro Awards, Most Endangered Places

2017 DeMuro Award Nomination The DeMuro Award honors extraordinary examples of the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings, homes, public spaces, or landscapes, and compatible infill development that enhances historic districts. Nominated projects may be large or small, urban or rural, and those selected will display exceptional quality, creativity, problem-solving, and impact. To nominate a [...]
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Let’s Celebrate 40 Years of Saving Places that Matter to You!

It's Restore Oregon's 40th Birthday! Since 1977, Restore Oregon (formerly known as the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, HPLO) has been saving places that matter throughout Oregon. From one of our early preservation advocacy efforts at the historic Crater Lake Lodge, to historic conservation easements and relentless legislative advocacy, to educational workshops and tours, we [...]
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Restore Oregon Warmly Welcomes Our Summer Intern, Victoria Hensley

Restore Oregon Welcomes Victoria Hensley, the Summer 2017 Preservation Programs Intern! Victoria joins us from Murfreesboro, Tennessee where she is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Public History with a focus on historic preservation at Middle Tennessee State University. While in graduate school, she works at the Center for Historic Preservation on MTSU’s campus. [...]
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Legislative Watch: Restore Oregon Testimony re. HB 2007

Restore Oregon tirelessly advocates on behalf of our collective Oregon heritage and historical preservation. Part of our recent legislative policy action is to provide input on HB 2007, which aims to solve the affordable housing crisis impacting many communities throughout Oregon. Though HB 2007 started out with good intentions, Restore Oregon is very concerned that […]

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