[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2016-08-04
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Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Aug 4 16:49:11 PDT 2016
1. Oregon Supreme Court ruling in Lake Oswego Preservation Society v. City of Lake Oswego
2. Oregon Heritage Commission meets Aug. 22 by phone
3. Zane Grey officially designated under the National Register of Historic Places
4. Willamette Heritage Center seeks exhibit proposals for 2017 Heritage Invitational Exhibit
5. Preservation Planner job opening in Oregon City
6. Main Street Revitalization Grant proposed rules open for public comment
7. Oregon Main Street’s Sheri Stuart honored with outstanding leadership award
8. Cemetery preservation workshop Aug. 7
9. Final Call for Restore Oregon award nominations
OREGON SUPREME COURT RULING IN LAKE OSWEGO PRESERVATION SOCIETY V. CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO
Today, in an important ruling for Oregon’s preservation community, the Oregon Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals decision in Lake Oswego Preservation Society et al. v. City of Lake Oswego et al. regarding the Carman House, a historically significant house in Lake Oswego. The Supreme Court ruled that ”the owner of a property designated as historic by a local government cannot require removal of that designation if the owner acquired the property after the designation has been imposed.”
In early 2014, the Lake Oswego City Council voted to remove the historic designation of the Carman House in Lake Oswego. The Lake Oswego Preservation Society appealed to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) who ruled in favor of the Society stating “that the right to remove an historic designation under ORS 197.772(3) applies only to those owners who held title when a local historic designation was first imposed and not to those whose property was already designated at the time they acquired it.” The case was brought to the Court of Appeals, who ruled against the LUBA decision. The Society petitioned the Oregon Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals decision and the Supreme Court heard the case on November 10, 2015. Visit here<http://www.ojd.state.or.us/SCA/WebMediaRel.nsf/Files/2016_08_04_Media_Release_final.pdf/$File/2016_08_04_Media_Release_final.pdf> for the official press release from the Supreme Court.
OREGON HERITAGE COMMISSION MEETS AUG. 22 BY PHONE
The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet by phone at 1 p.m. August 22. The agenda includes approval of an Oregon Heritage Tradition. For a meeting agenda and access information, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.
ZANE GREY OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED UNDER THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grants Pass Field Office, is pleased to announce that the historic Zane Grey Cabin at Winkle Bar has been officially designated for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places. This honor is intended to provide recognition of the site’s significance and to encourage its continued preservation.
The historic cabin is located at Winkle Bar, one of the most unique sites along the world-famous Rogue Wild and Scenic River. This spot—and the entire Rogue River—was popularized by the western novelist and angler Zane Grey, who fell in love with and wrote about the pristine wilderness and abundant fishing opportunities on the river.
In 1925, Grey launched an expedition down the Rogue River from Grants Pass to Gold Beach with nine other adventurers in seven wooden boats. Of the places Grey encountered on the trip, Winkle Bar proved to be the most influential. In 1926 he purchased the mining claim there and had this now-famous cabin built.
It was here, and along other portions of the Rogue River, that Grey was inspired to write such books as Rogue River Feud, Shooting the Rogue, and Tales of Freshwater Fishing. Grey’s prose drew visitors by the thousands, and helped make the Rogue River a premiere destination for world class steelhead fishing, recreation, and wildlife viewing.
In 2008, the BLM purchased the property to help preserve its unique historic values. In 2012, the BLM began the process of documenting the site’s historic significance for designation for preservation under the National Register of Historic Places. With funding and volunteer support from the Farley Tyas Foundation, considerable work was done to the property and to the cabin itself so that visitors can experience the scenery and history of Grey’s era.
Today, visitors to the site at Winkle Bar will notice that the shake roof, windows, and log walls of the cabin have been repaired. This was done with careful attention to the historical details and construction techniques of the period of significance—1926. Visitors can also see the remains of a well-weathered wooden boat, thought to be one of the original vessels from Grey's first journey down the river in 1925.
Visitors today will also find a recently-installed interpretive display at Winkle Bar. Entitled “The Country Gentleman,” the display commemorates Zane Grey’s time on the Rogue River and describes how his writing helped bring attention to the river’s wild and scenic values.
Photos of the Zane Grey Cabin can be found on the BLM Flickr site at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk5PdfC3.
Additional information about the BLM’s Medford District is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/index.php.
WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER SEEKS EXHIBIT PROPOSALS FOR 2017 HERITAGE INVITATIONAL EXHIBIT
The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) is requesting exhibit proposals for participation in the 7th Annual Heritage Invitational Exhibit from Heritage Organizations around the Mid-Valley. The theme/draft title for the 2017 Winter Exhibition is Nature and Community. The exhibit will explore the wide array of natural resources in the Mid-Willamette Valley and the complex interactions between the natural environment (including landscape, flora, fauna, and natural resources) and our communities. The exhibit will run Thursday, January 19, 2017 (invitation only reception) through Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Organizations from Polk, Marion, Linn, and Yamhill Counties are eligible to participate by curating and installing a display in a portion of the WHC’s changing exhibit gallery, based upon the year’s theme. Participating organizations choose what stories, artifacts, photos or other display materials from their collections best fit with the theme and install the materials in the gallery space. The Willamette Heritage Center provides the space, printing of one 18” x 24” introductory label, and the use of at least one exhibit case to protect materials displayed. Because space in the gallery is limited, participants must submit a brief exhibit proposal. In the event of having more organizations wishing to participate than we can physically accommodate, a committee made up of the WHC’s senior staff and two representatives from outside organizations will make the final decision on participants based on the submitted proposals.
See guidelines for exhibit proposals here<https://www.willametteheritage.org/nature-community-7th-annual-heritage-invitational-exhibit/>. Proposals are due by Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Contact Kylie Pine at kyliep at willametteheritage.org<mailto:kyliep at willametteheritage.org> with questions.
PRESERVATION PLANNER JOB OPENING IN OREGON CITY
Opportunity to work as a preservation planner in Oregon City – this is a permanent position. For a complete job description and application instructions, visit here<http://www.orcity.org/humanresources/open-job-planner-2016>.
MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION GRANT PROPOSED RULES OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking comments on proposed rules for the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant Program. The 2015 Oregon legislature passed a bill that created the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant Program. These rules will provide the framework for that program and will create a process for applicants to apply for the grant funds. Public comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on August 19th. Public comments will also be accepted during a public hearing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM in Room 124B, North Mall Office Bldg, 725 Summer St., Salem OR. A copy of the Rulemaking announcement and comment form are on OPRD’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/RULES/Pages/Rulemaking%20Notices.aspx.
OREGON MAIN STREET’S SHERI STUART HONORED WITH OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD
Oregon Heritage’s very own Sheri Stuart was honored by the Missouri Main Street Connection for outstanding leadership. Prior to joining Oregon Heritage as Oregon Main Street Coordinator, Sheri was the Missouri Field Representative from the National Main Street Center from 2004-2006. During that time she was instrumental in helping the Missouri Main Street program remain viable through assessments and trainings and eventually helping them develop a non-profit to manage the program. Her passion and dedication continues to be evident through her work with Oregon Main Street communities.
To learn more about Oregon Main Street visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.
CEMETERY PRESERVATION WORKSHOP AUG. 7
Free workshop led by Sally Donovan of Donovan and Associates on August 7 from 10am-noon at the Albany Hebrew Cemetery (aka Waverly Jewish Cemetery), 3013 SE Salem Ave., Albany, Oregon. Participants will learn how to clean headstones without damaging them and how to complete cemetery survey forms. For more information contact Amy Buccola, Joizygirl at hotmail.com<mailto:Joizygirl at hotmail.com>, Jonie Plotkin, 541-740-0121.
FINAL CALL FOR RESTORE OREGON AWARD NOMINATIONS
Both awards have a deadline of Friday, August 5th:
· nominations for the DeMuro Award<http://restoreoregon.org/demuro-award/> - recognizing an outstanding preservation project or compatible infill development
· nominations for Oregon’s Most Endangered Places<http://restoreoregon.org/oregons-endangered-places/> – for help and a seed grant to save at-risk historic places of particular significance in your community
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Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>
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