HB 2007

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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The Delaney House: A Settlement-Era Sensation

Charles A. Dana’s engraving of the Independence,Missouri courthouse and square in 1855. (Image courtesyof the National Archives) Daniel Delaney was born in 1795. A prosperous farmer and slaveholder in Eastern Tennessee, Delaney sold his plantation and traveled to Independence, Missouri. There, in the spring of 1843, he joined a group called The Oregon Emigrating Company. [...]
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Sam Brown House 1880s OHS

The Brown House: An Architectural Gold Mine

Taken in approximately 1870, this photo captures members of the Brown Family at their home, which they called “The Willows.” (Image courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society) Front and side elevations of the house photographed by the Historic American Building Survey in 1934. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress) View of a fireplace photographed [...]
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Old Keil House, built 1860

The Keil House: A Pioneer in Preservation

Frederick Keil – circa 1875. (Image courtesy of the Aurora Colony Historical Society) Born in 1841, Frederick Keil was the third of nine children born to William Keil, the founder of the utopian Aurora Colony. Having relocated to Oregon with his family in 1855, Frederick married Louisa Giesy in 1863. By the summer of 1869, [...]
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Molalla Log House Once Again Seeks Permanent Home

Formerly known as the Fox Granary, the Molalla Log House is an expertly-crafted primitive dwelling which may pre-date the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Believed by some to be the oldest structure in Oregon, the house was declared a Clackamas County historic landmark back in 1991. Restoration of the unique hewn log structure was sponsored by [...]
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Restore Oregon Welcomes New Marketing Manager

Restore Oregon welcomes Jeannette Shupp to help preserve, reuse, and pass forward Oregon’s most historic places and communities. As our new marketing manager, Jeannette joins us with more than 15 years of experience helping non-profit, high tech, and health and wellness organizations build brands, develop integrated marketing programs, and raise consumer awareness through innovative strategy, [...]
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E-news 3rd & Ash Story

Ankeny Blocks Development Design Submitted to Landmarks Commission for Review

Guidelines adopted last summer are shaping the design of a mixed-use development slated to replace a parking lot at Southwest 3rd and Ash. The surface lot/building site is one of the Ankeny Blocks located within the Skidmore/Old Town Historic District. The Skidmore/Old Town Historic District, first listed in the National Register of Historic Places back in 1975, became […]

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