Is there a great historic building on your main street in need of rehabilitation, reuse, and community support? How about a landmark barn just waiting for a new purpose? Or maybe a house museum that struggles to keep its doors open? Well, your community is in luck! Restore Oregon is looking for properties from around the state to include on the annual list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. But you must act fast because nominations are due August 7th.
Listing as a Most Endangered Place isn’t about wagging a finger of disapproval, but is about assembling the support, resources, ideas, and technical assistance needed to find solutions for challenged historic properties. Previous Endangered Place success stories include Oregon City’s 1844 Ermatinger House, Eugene’s 1938 Civic Stadium, and Coos Bay’s 1925 Egyptian Theater. Nominations can be submitted by anyone and are evaluated on a competitive basis. An announcement will be made at Restore Oregon’s annual Restoration Celebration on November 13.
Since 2011, Restore Oregon has awarded over $40,000 in seed grants, offered thousands of hours of pro bono technical assistance, generated public and political support, and helped leverage over $2 million in rehabilitation activities for properties listed as Most Endangered.
For more information or to nominate a property, visit http://restoreoregon.org/oregons-endangered-places/