[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-01-16

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Thu Jan 16 08:47:00 PST 2014

In this Issue
1. Salvation Army Industrial Home, Rinehart Building listed on National
2. William Stafford Birth Centennial celebrations set
3. Preservation Action calls for papers
4. Restore Oregon offers internship opportunity
5. Association of Oregon Archaeologists offers Student Travel Award
The Salvation Army Industrial Home building in the East Portland Grand
Avenue Historic District and the Rinehart Building House of the Albina
neighborhood are among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register
of Historic Places.
Constructed in 1893 and now a contributing building in the East
Portland Grand Avenue Historic District, the three-story Salvation Army
Industrial Home building saw expansion and remodeling to the plans of
architect Frederick Manson White in 1930.  The Salvation Army began
using the structure to provide work and shelter for homeless, unemployed
men beginning in 1913.  It served as a place where residents would sort
and prepare recyclable and reusable items for re-sale, and the location
of Portland’s longest running second-hand charity shop until 2010, when
it closed.  The building is now undergoing rehabilitation for retail
Located in Portland’s historic Albina neighborhood and constructed in
1910 along an important streetcar line, the two-story blond-brick
Rinehart Building is notable as one of the few remaining commercial
buildings associated with the social and cultural fabric of the African
American community. In 1939, Albina was already home to the majority of
Portland’s African American population. The number of African Americans
in Portland swelled during WWII to fill the large number of war-time
shipbuilding jobs, and discriminatory housing practices funneled these
new residents to the Albina area. After the war, African American-owned
businesses along Williams Avenue flourished. The Rinehart Building was
home to a number of African American-owned enterprises, including the
Cleo-Lilliann Social Club. Begun in the 1950s, the Club served as a
community and charitable organization that provided entertainment,
social support, and fundraising, and was a forum for community activism.
Considered one of the oldest African American social organizations of
its in kind Oregon at the time of its closure, in 2001, the Club hosted
many notable African American musicians over the years, such as B. B.
King and George Foreman. 
Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended
the expansion of the East Portland Grand Avenue Historic District to
accommodate the Salvation Army building, and the nomination of the
Rinehart Building during its October 2013 meeting.  The National
Register now lists more than 550 historic Portland properties. The
National Park Service maintains the National Register under the
authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Visit
Oregon Heritage (
) to learn more about Oregon listings.
The Oregon Heritage Commission declared the centennial of the birth of
William Stafford a statewide celebration. The Friends of William
Stafford website provides a listing of events ( http://stafford100.org/
) including readings, writings and symposiums celebrating the work of
Oregon’s 14-year poet laureate. 
Preservation Action is inviting graduate and undergraduate students to
submit papers on historic preservation issues of their choice. Visit the
Preservation Action website (
) for further information.  
Are you a student or recent graduate pursuing a career in historic
preservation? If so, Restore Oregon might have a paid internship just
for you! Applications are due Jan. 24. For further information, visit
Restore Oregon (
http://restoreoregon.org/restore-oregon-is-hiring-an-intern/ ).
The Association of Oregon Archaeologists is offering the 2014 NWAC
Student Travel Award, intended to offset the cost of travel to the 2014
Northwest Anthropological Conference at Western Washington University in
Bellingham, WA.  The award is open to undergraduate or graduate students
currently enrolled in an Oregon university or college, whose research
directly contributes to and/or enhances the understanding of Oregon
archaeology.  Visit the Western Washington University website (
http://www.wwu.edu/nwac/pages/submissions.shtml ) for submission
information. For information about the conference, visit
http://www.wwu.edu/nwac. The abstract deadline is Feb. 28. Email Jessica
Ainslie ( mailto:jessica.ainslie at gmail.com ) with questions.

Celebrate, Recreate, Invigorate at the Hub of Heritage and Recreation!
Mark your calendar for the Oregon Heritage Conference April 23-25, 2014
( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx ) . . .
Registration opens soon.
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documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
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