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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 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Gifts for the Preservationist on Your List

Whether your favorite preservationist has been naughty or nice, the Restore Oregon staff has curated their favorite Oregon history, cultural, and architectural inspired gifts. For kids of all ages, explore the world of coloring with this great book "Color the Pacific Northwest" by Zoe Keller.  Available at local bookstores and retail outlets (Powells Books in [...]
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Celebrating Five of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places Moving Down the Path of Restoration and Reuse

Five extraordinary members of Restore Oregon’s Most Endangered Places list were launched down the path of restoration and reuse. Congratulations to the M&N Building in Astoria, the Grand Staircase in LaGrande, the Mildred Kanipe House in Oakland, the A.T. Smith House in Forest Grove, and the Oregon Caves Chateau in Cave Junction.  As they graduate [...]
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Restore Oregon Gains Perspective at the PastForward Annual Conference

In November, Restore Oregon’s Preservation Programs Team attended the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Annual Conference, PastForward. For those of us in the business of saving places, the PastForward conference provides excellent educational programs and an opportunity to network with preservation leaders from around the country. Exciting news from the National Trust for Historic Preservation [...]
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Restoration Celebration 2017: You Helped Saved History!

You Helped Save History! The Restoration Celebration was a huge success! Restore Oregon welcomed more than 250 guests and volunteers to the annual Restoration Celebration. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many people who make an impact on Oregon’s historic preservation and help further Restore Oregon’s mission. We were honored to see so [...]
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Restore Oregon Helps Prepare Portland for Cascadia Earthquake; Encourages Financial Incentives to Offset Cost of Seismic Retrofitting

Illustration of seismic retrofitting. (Photo courtesy of the Oregonian) The high cost of seismic retrofitting has long been an obstacle to the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings constructed of unreinforced masonry (URMs), which adds to the many pressures accelerating their loss. Restore Oregon devoted a year of study in 2012 to this issue and [...]
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Vale Hotel

Vale HotelYear Built: 1907 Location: Vale, Oregon Saved from demolition in the 1990s by a band of local citizens, the 1907 Vale Hotel is one of the most prominent buildings in Malheur County, and literally sits along the authentic Oregon Trail. The non-profit Drexel Foundation was formed to restore and reuse the building.  Roof repair and some [...]
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Upper Sandy Guard Station

Upper Sandy Guard StationYear Built: 1935 Location: Near Government Camp, Oregon The Upper Sandy Guard Station Cabin, situated on the Mt. Hood National Forest near Ramona Falls, was built in 1935 to house an administrative guard who was tasked with preventing the intrusion of hikers into an area which was integral to the City of [...]
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