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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Update from the National Trust: House and Senate Reconciled Tax Bill Includes 20% Historic Tax Credit, Final Vote NOW!

The House and Senate Conference Committee has reconciled the differences between the two versions of the tax bill. The agreement eliminates the pre-1936 10% non-historic tax credit and includes the 20% Historic Tax Credit (HTC) with a provision that it will be claimed over five years. Also, the Conference Committee included additional transition rule language that [...]
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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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Restore Oregon Celebrates Significant Preservation Victories in 2017

Preservation Wins with Your Strong Support In the face of rampant demolition and dysfunctional policies, Restore Oregon has notched significant preservation victories in 2017. It would not have happened without the support of friends like you. Here's a recap of five major preservation victories: Revised Oregon's Goal 5 Rules: Oregon has some of the weakest [...]
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