[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-06-25

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Thu Jun 25 07:58:22 PDT 2015

In this Issue
1. Oregon Main Street applications open
2. Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School summer sessions set
3. Nominations Open for 2015 DeMuro Awards


Oregon Main Street is now accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving downtown revitalization assistance at its Main Street® and Transforming Downtown designation levels. Organizations at these levels receive access to the highest level of services and support available through the program’s “Tier System Network.”  The network also includes Affiliate and Exploring Downtown levels of participation.  Successful applicants receive assistance to help revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their traditional business district. Services vary from community to community, but generally include work plan and committee development along with specialized training and networking opportunities.

Visit Oregon Heritage online<http://www.oregon.heritage.org/> for more information on the Tier System, including eligibility and designation criteria for all levels of assistance. Main Street and Transforming Downtown level applications are available on the website or by emailing sheri.stuart at oregon.gov<mailto:sheri.stuart at oregon.gov>. The application deadline is August 11.


Two Portland area sites will be the location of the 2015 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School during one-week increments in August and September. The Field School will take place August 23-28, August 30-September 4, and September 6-11. Applicants may register for more than one week. The Andrew Jackson Masters House in Hillsboro and cabins at Tryon Creek State Park in southwest Portland will present hands-on projects and provide students an opportunity to learn techniques of preserving a pioneer-era house and log cabin.

Built in 1853 using box construction with beams, cross ties, and uprights milled from cedar logs, the Andrew Jackson Masters House stands as one of the oldest structures in Washington County. The Field School projects will include back porch stabilization, rebuilding the cornice, developing a new roof and site drainage plan, restoring the original kitchen chimney, restoring windows, investigating archeological resources on site, and completing further research and material testing inside the house.

The Arnold-Park Log Home, built between 1907 and 1917, embodies ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement as reflected in the unique owner designed and built log-and-frame residence. Because of its exceptional craftsmanship (e.g., in the fitting of the logs and execution of architectural features), it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Field School projects will focus on repairing rotted porch floors and stairs (including investigation of types of wood rot and interventions), restoring windows, researching extant interior finishes (e.g. faux wood graining, parquetry floors, and paint layers), writing a master plan for the site, and developing a landscaping plan for the site

The University of Oregon's Historic Preservation Program developed the Field School to provide opportunities for participants to gain experience working with preservation craftspeople in a hands-on environment situated in Pacific Northwest settings. Individuals with no experience in preservation to those practicing cultural resource professionals will benefit from the field school  All sessions entail hands-on-work, investigation and documentation of findings, and various preservation-related activities, including field trips. Evening lectures will focus on the week's special theme, but can and will delve into other areas of preservation.

For more information visit the field school website<https://hp.uoregon.edu/pnwfs>, email pnwfs at uoregon.edu<mailto:pnwfs at uoregon.edu>, or call (541) 346-2089.


Restore Oregon is now accepting nominations for the 2015 DeMuro Awards.  Named after developer and preservationist Art DeMuro, the award honors outstanding examples of preservation and adaptive reuse of historic homes and buildings, as well as compatible infill development in historic districts across the state. Typically presented to projects in multiple categories, residential or commercial, large or small, privately or publically owned, completed within the last five years, judges look for exceptional design, creative problem-solving and quality craftsmanship when selecting award recipients.

“The purpose of the DeMuro Awards is to celebrate those who steward Oregon’s historic places with particular excellence, persistence, and impact,” says Restore Oregon Executive Director, Peggy Moretti.  “These are examples of what is possible and we hope they will inform and inspire others across the state.”

Restore Oregon will present the awards at its annual Restoration Celebration on November 13 in Portland.  Past winning projects include The Astoria Train Depot/Barbey Maritime Center; the Burkes-Belluschi House; Furman Hall at Oregon State University; the Ranger Station/Fish Inn-Bike Inn in Sisters; the Irvington Tennis Club; and the Galleria / Urban Target Store in Portland. To download a nomination form, visit Restore Oregon online<http://restoreoregon.org/demuro-award/>. The nomination deadline is August 7.


Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, provides technical support and services to people and organizations documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage. Keep up with the latest heritage issues and trends at Oregon Heritage Exchange<http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/> and follow us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/OregonHeritage>.

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