[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-13

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Mon Feb 13 08:40:48 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. Fort Rock Tours Set to Begin in June 
2. Research 101 Workshop Offered In Salem
3. ATALM Offers Scholarships for 2012 Conference
4. Portland, McMinnville Buildings Listed In National Register
Fort Rock Cave is one of the most important archaeological sites in
Oregon and the site of some of the world’s oldest sagebrush sandals
discovered in 1938.  Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1963
and as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, Fort Rock Cave is open only
during Oregon State Park guided tours.
Guides will explain why archaeologists believe people lived in Fort
Rock Cave at least 11,500 years ago, or 1,500 years before the end of
the ice age. They base their estimates on the discovery of tools and
other items, including dozens of sagebrush bark sandals.
This year, twice daily tours begin from nearby Fort Rock State Natural
Area. The two-hour tours run from 9 – 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. – 1:30
p.m. on June 7, 15 or 23; July 5, 13 or 21; and Aug. 9, 17 or 25. Call
Reservations Northwest at (800) 551-6949 to make your reservation. For
further information, visit http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_249.php
The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) will offer an interactive
workshop, “Research 101: Finding Answers to Your Questions in the WHC
Library and Archive” from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 25 at the Willamette
Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem. Want to know more about
your family history or that old building on the corner? Bring your
research questions to the workshop, where collections manager Kylie Pine
will provide an overview of reference materials held at the WHC and
suggest other sources around the region and on the web. 
Registration deadline is Feb. 21. For more information, visit
www.willametteheritage.org ( http://www.willametteheritage.org/ ) ,
email call (503) 585-7012 sharam at willametteheritage.org .
The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museum’s (ATALM) is
offering scholarships for attending the 2012 International Conference of
Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums June 4-7, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is March 1. 
Qualifications include working with a tribal archive, library, museum or
cultural center, or full-time attendance in a museum, library, archival
or native studies related program. Award criteria examine the extent to
which an applicant will benefit from the conference and financial need.
ATALM will award approximately 100 scholarships. To apply, visit
www.atalm.org ( http://www.atalm.org/ ) .
The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office recently announced the
listings of the Brick House Beautiful and the C.J. Livingston House of
Portland, and Buchanan Cellers Mill of McMinnville, in the National
Register of Historic Places.
Designed by Otis J. Finch in 1923 and constructed as a model home for
the Standard Brick & Tile Company of Portland, the English Cottage style
Brick House Beautiful became the center of a major advertising campaign.
Showcasing nearly the entire catalog of Standard Brick & Tile materials,
the Brick House Beautiful boasts impressive exterior brickwork, interior
textured plastered walls, tiled floors, and a stunning brick and tile
fireplace. The house also served as an exhibition of brick hollow wall
construction, a building technique considered to be very modern,
inexpensive, and energy efficient during the 1920s. The Oregonian
provided weekly reporting about the structure’s construction,
encouraging architects, contractors and prospective buyers to visit the
site and watch the house rise. The Brick House Beautiful opened to the
public in 1923, one of the first model homes in Oregon to encourage
major public inspection and exhibition. Thousands toured the house as
Standard Brick continued to promote the benefits of masonry over lumber
Considered one of prominent Portland architect Carl L. Linde’s
significant single-family projects late in his career, the design of the
C.J. Livingston House reflects Linde’s evolution to modernism from other
period styles. Constructed in 1938 in the King Height’s neighborhood and
influenced by the extremely steep slope of the building site, the house
embodies characteristic architectural elements true to a Linde design,
such as an asymmetrical front facade and arched entryway. Designing the
Livingston House in 1937, Linde’s architectural style emphasizes form
over ornamentation and represents the eclectic mix of period revival
stylistic and modern, utilitarian influences. 
Constructed in 1888, the Buchanan Cellers Mill is one of the oldest
industrial buildings in McMinnville and is the last remaining and intact
flouring mills within the city. Originally, constructed as the Barnekoff
and Allyn Flouring Mill, the building has operated in an
agriculturally-related capacity since its opening. Considered a modern
roller mill, the Buchanan Cellers Mill opened in response to the high
level of wheat production in the area and the need for an additional
four mill beyond the two other flouring mills operating in McMinnville
at the time. The mill saw succession of new owners between 1892 and
1904. It became the Houck Milling Company Four Mill for several years
before its purchase in 1918 by C.B. Buchanan who incorporated it as the
Buchanan-Cellers Grain Company in 1924. The mill stopped milling flour
during the early 1930s and instead began milling turkey, chicken, horse,
dairy, and cattle feed. The building underwent physical additions and
alterations, since 1945, including the construction of a warehouse and
addition storage bins. The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 resulted in damage
to the building including blowing away the majority of the building’s
asphalt shingle siding. Metal siding, added to repair the damage,
remains intact today. Impressive in its size and history, the Buchanan
Cellers Mill is a critical reminder and link to McMinnville’s
agricultural and industrial past.
Oregon now has over 1950 buildings individually listed in the National
Register. The National Park Service maintains the Register under the
authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Visit
www.oregonheritage.org for further information about the National
Register and recent Oregon listings (click on “National Register” at
left of the page).

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 - 28!

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