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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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Save the Date: Restoration Celebration, November 10th

Join Our Celebration! Please join us for our Restoration Celebration, Oregon’s premier historic preservation, restoration, and architecture event honoring the individuals, organizations, properties, neighborhoods, and landmarks that have been part of our state’s historic preservation efforts during the previous year. What’s happening at the 2017 Restoration Celebration? Our 40th birthday party! Restore Oregon has evolved [...]
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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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Four Amazing Oregon Places Protected in Perpetuity

Restore Oregon manages and maintains the only program in the state which saves a historic place in perpetuity: a historic conservation easement. A historic conservation easement allows the owner of a historic property to retain title and use of a property and, at the same time, ensure its long-term preservation. It is a legal contract […]

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Congrats to the Holly Theatre on Their Recent $uccess

We are excited to help our friends at The Holly Theatre spread the word that they have been awarded a $300,000 matching grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This prestigious grant, among the largest restoration grants the Trust has awarded, means that every dollar contributed to the theater will be doubled by the Murdock [...]
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What’s up in Walnut Park? – Building Consensus

Community engagement, also called public or civic engagement, is a term often used, but can be difficult to define. Depending on who you ask, you might receive several different answers. Community engagement might mean mailing out letters to notify property owners of a project that will affect them and their land. It might mean holding [...]
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DeMuro Award Profile: The Clothes Tree Building (c. 1880) – Corvallis, Oregon

Located in the heart of downtown Corvallis, the building which has housed The Clothes Tree boutique since 1964 was originally home to a branch of U.S. National Bank. However, by the time current owner Nicole Nystrom started working there in 2005, the structure had been thoroughly remuddled, inside and out. And its classic 1880s façade was completely enveloped by what [...]
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Restore Oregon Presents 2017 Mid-Century Modern Tour, Companion Lecture, and After-Tour Celebration

Our 2017 Mid-Century Modern Tour will spotlight the residential work of master architect William Fletcher. Our tour marks the first time these homes have ever been open to the public, or curated as a group. Fletcher, founder of the architectural firm Fletcher Farr Ayotte (now known as FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc.), began his career [...]
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Join Us in Union for the 2017 Heritage Barn Workshop

Have you ever wondered what steps you need to take to restore a historic barn? Or how to fund a rehabilitation? Well, look no further! Restore Oregon is hosting its fifth annual Heritage Barn Workshop in Eastern Oregon! This is the first time the workshop will be held on the east side of the state [...]
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