[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-08-28

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Thu Aug 28 08:14:57 PDT 2014


In this Issue
1. Heritage Commission to meet in Redmond
2. Fellowships available for students studying Oregon heritage
3. Woodlark Building of Portland listed in National Register
4. Cemetery preservation and restoration training set in Merrill, Sept. 12
5. Architectural Historians Conference set for October in Seattle


HERITAGE COMMISSION TO MEET IN REDMOND

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 10 a.m., Sept. 8 at the Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Agenda items include issues related to Oregon heritage sites, organizations and activities, including the recommendation of an Oregon Heritage Tradition.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people, appointed by the Governor, who represent Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity who have been. Also included are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

The meeting will follow a 9 a.m. Commission work session on proposed bylaws. The meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange for special accommodations call (503) 986-0655at least 72 hours in advance. More information about the Heritage Commission and the meeting is available at Oregon Heritage online<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/commission.aspx>, by contacting Commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at (503) 986-0673.


FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS STUDYING OREGON HERITAGE

Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon. The application deadline is Oct. 24. For further details about the fellowships, and to download an application form, visit Oregon Heritage online<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx>. For additional information email Kyle Jansson<mailto:kyle.jansson at oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0673.


WOODLARK BUILDING OF PORTLAND LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER

The Woodlark Building of downtown Portland is among one of Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. The structure was part of the major building boom that followed the Lewis and Clark Exposition, held in Portland in 1905, which led to the expansion of the city to the west.

Designed by the Portland architecture firm of Doyle, Patterson and Beach in the Commercial style, and constructed between 1911 and 1912, the building features an elaborate cornice, prominent entry, and terra cotta detailing. The nine-story structure’s original wood windows remain above the storefront retail and mezzanine levels, both of which have seen remodeling over time.

The Woodlark Building originally served as a retail and wholesale pharmacy operation for the Woodard, Clarke and Company and Clarke-Woodward Drug Company. The firms were among the most successful pharmaceutical companies in the Pacific Northwest from the late 19th through the early 20th century. With the sale of the retail and wholesale drug companies in 1924, the upper floors of the building became office space. The building has served as a location for retail and office uses since that time.

Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building’s nomination in their June 2014 meeting. It is one of nearly 600 Portland historic properties individually listed in the National Register. The National Park Service maintains the National Register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Learn more about the National Register and recent Oregon listings by visiting Oregon Heritage online<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/NATREG/Pages/index.aspx>.


CEMETERY PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION TRAINING SET IN MERRILL, SEPT. 12

The Klamath County and Merrill Historical Societies, Merrill Cemetery Association and the City of Merrill are sponsoring a preservation and restoration training workshop from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Merrill Cemetery, located on the banks of Lost River at the east end of Merrill.  Attendees will learn how to clean stones and restore leaning and collapsed monuments. Parking is available behind St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 905 East Front St., Merrill. To pre-register, email Polly at tickners.net<mailto:Polly at tickners.net> or call (541) 205-8285.


ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS CONFERENCE SET FOR OCTOBER IN SEATTLE

The Marion Dean Ross (MDR) Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has scheduled its 2014 conference to take place in Seattle, Oct. 3 – 5. The conference theme is "Museums: Building Collections, Building Community." Visit the SAH MDR website<http://www.sahmdr.org/conference.html> to review the conference program and register. Additional information about historic architecture in the Pacific Northwest is available on the SAH MDR blog<http://sahmdr.wordpress.com/>.



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