[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-08-03

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Aug 3 08:52:27 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Reading of Allen Diaries Set in Tillamook
2. HPLO Offers Benton County Field Trip
3. Steiner Cabins Featured on Self-Guided Tour


Dean Bones will read selections from the Dr. Elmer Allen Diaries at 11
a.m., Aug. 13 at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum as part of its
Great Speaker Series. Dr. Allen was a local physician and chronicler of
Tillamook history at the turn of the 20th century. His family owned and
operated the Allen House hotel for many years. Mr. Bones has read
selections from the Allen diaries at the museum and returns to read
different passages this year. For more information, visit www.tcpm.org
or call 503-842-4553.


The Historic Preservation League of Oregon will take a field trip to
see some of Benton County's most historic places from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
August 14. The field trip begins in Kings Valley where participants will
visit the Watson-Price barn, a circa 1848 hand-hewn structure listed as
one of the HPLO's 2011 Most Endangered Places and an 1852 Greek Revival
residence. From there participants will travel to Corvallis and the
campus of Oregon State University, where they will learn about the
history of the recently-listed National Register district while seeing
some of the most architecturally significant buildings in the Willamette
Valley. Space is limited. For more information, and to RSVP, email
Brandon at HistoricPreservationLeague.org .


In the late 1920s, Suzette Franzetti hired wood artisan Henry Steiner
to build modest cabins on parcels of her 140-acre mountainside property,
located on Mt Hood’s western slope. During the next two decades, he
built nearly 30 rustic, log dwellings from the property’s trees,
glacial stones and river rock. Steiner’s wife and many of his 13
children contributed to the building project. They cleared the land,
turned giant into boulders material for chimneys and fireplaces, hand
peeled timber for walls, and created cedar shingles for siding and roofs
- all with manual tools because Mt. Hood offered no electricity at the
time. The public will have the opportunity to tour of many of the hand
crafted Steiner Cabins and the St. John Church, also built by Steiner,
from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aug. 13. For more information about this
self-guided tour visit www.mthoodmuseum.org or call (503) 272-3301. 

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