[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-11-15

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Thu Nov 15 08:47:50 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. Kimberli Fitzgerald Shares CLG Experience on Exchange
2. New National Register Listings in Medford, Portland
Attending the Certified Local Government (CLG) workshop in Corvallis
last month, Kimberli Fitzgerald had the opportunity to update her CLG
partners about the benefits of the National Alliance of Preservation
Commissions ( http://napc.uga.edu/ ) (NAPC) Forum. She shares her
experience on Oregon Heritage Exchange:
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ). 
Washington Elementary School in Medford; Sengstake Building and the
Rose City Golf Clubhouse in Portland are Oregon’s latest entries in the
National Register of Historic Places. 
Constructed in 1931, Washington Elementary School was part of what the
local newspaper then termed “the greatest school building program in the
history of the city.” Completely locally funded and administered, this
Depression-era jobs project took place as a response to Medford’s sudden
and rapid growth. The program built Washington Elementary and Medford
High School (now Central Medford High School), and added classrooms to
Roosevelt Elementary. Designed by local architect Frank Chamberlain
Clark and constructed in the Stripped Classical style, Washington School
incorporated the latest modern design features, including a gymnasium.
Expanded in 1949 to meet the City’s growing educational needs, the
building continues to serve the community as a neighborhood school.
In 1912 real estate businessman Cord Sengstake sought to take advantage
of Portland’s early- twentieth century building boom and the opening of
the Broadway Bridge by announcing plans to construct a seven-story hotel
on 7th Street. However, Sengstake mistimed the market, and instead built
the smaller, but no less handsome, three-story red-brick Tudor
Revival-Style commercial building, featuring elaborate cast stone
decoration. Like many commercial buildings, the first floor housed
leased commercial space and the two upper floors a small hotel. The
building is notable as a particularly good example of commercial
architecture in downtown Portland and the work of the architectural firm
Foulkes & Hogue.
Designed by Portland architect Herbert A. Angell and constructed in
1931-1932, the Rose City Golf Clubhouse serves as an excellent example
of the English Cottage style of architecture. Associated with the second
municipal golf course established in Oregon and developed at a time when
golf was becoming increasingly popular with the public, it is the oldest
surviving example of a municipal golf clubhouse in Portland.  Municipal
golf courses and clubhouses allowed middle class patrons to participate
in the sport and they became social centers in their respective
communities and neighborhoods.
Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended
the nomination of these buildings in February 2012. More than 560
historic Portland properties, including 14 historic districts, are now
listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National
Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation
Act of 1966. 
More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings
is online at www.oregonheritage.org ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ )
(click on “National Register” at left of page). 

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