[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-11-30

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Oregon Heritage News 2018-11-30

In this issue:

- 2019 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards open for nomination
- Registration opens for Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day, set for May 11
- Two new Oregon entries in the National Register of Historic Places

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2019 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards open for nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Program are now being accepted. Applications can be found online through the Oregon Heritage website<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/award_info.aspx> or by contacting Oregon Heritage Coordinator Beth Dehn at Beth.Dehn at oregon.gov
or (503) 986-0696. The postmark deadline for submitting nominations is January 25, 2019.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage, drawing public attention to these efforts, and raising the quality of heritage-oriented activities.

Nominations are encouraged for organizations and projects of all sizes and heritage purposes and for volunteers and professionals from all heritage sectors.

"The award recipients represent the extraordinary efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage," said Beth Dehn, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "They also serve as models for others on how to develop new ideas, approaches, and innovations."

Last year's recipients included:

-- The Agate, Jefferson County Historical Society's local history journal distributed through the Madras Pioneer Paper to keep "history alive" while the museum is closed.

--John Goodenberger, for extraordinary dedication to preserving the physical and cultural heritage of Astoria through consultation, work with non-profits, and the creation of the Historic Preservation program at Clatsop Community College.

--Museum at Warm Springs, for 25 years of extraordinary work preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and serving as a model for cultural institutions seeking to preserve and honor indigenous cultures.

--Oregon Women's Veterans Sculpture, 'the Lionesses', a heritage memorial project in Springfield that honors women veterans and educates the community on the role of Oregon women in military combat, while providing a place for veterans to gather and reflect.

--"Parting Shots: Minor White's Images of Portland, 1938-1942," a public exhibition at the Architectural Heritage Center that paired Minor White's photographs of Portland buildings later lost to demolition with architectural artifacts to encourage public understanding of architectural preservation.
--Sharon Nesbit, for chronicling the history and events of greater East Multnomah County for over half a century, including advocating for the preservation of the Multnomah County Poor Farm, Edgefield.
--Stories of Southern Oregon, Southern Oregon University's project hosted at http://soda.sou.edu<http://soda.sou.edu/> to document heritage agriculture in Jackson and Josephine counties and serves as a prototype for further documentation work.

--Taylor's Drug & Fountain Building, an example of excellence in restoring a building to its historical roots with original materials and extreme care in downtown Independence.

--Lionel Youst, for enriching the Coos Bay community as an active and vital historian, author, researcher and heritage advocate whose work spans heritage preservation efforts.
--Valerie Vines Magee*, for being instrumental in safety measures and the beautification of the Nehalem American Legion Cemetery.

 *Sally Donovan Award for Historic Cemetery Preservation

Awards will be presented on April 25, 2019 at the Oregon Heritage Summit in Medford by Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The announcement for 2019 awardees will be made in mid-March 2019. Tickets for the awards presentation will be made available this coming spring.

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Registration opens for Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day, set for May 11

Oregon's historic cemeteries are set for a spring spruce-up during Historic Cemetery Cleanup Day on May 11. The event, organized by SOLVE and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC), is a volunteer-led effort across the state to care for and preserve Oregon's historic cemeteries.

Historic cemetery caretakers are encouraged to register<https://www.solveoregon.org/Cemetery-event-leaders> their properties for the event to access wonderful resources.

SOLVE offers several resources to cemeteries that are registered for the event:

  *   Free supplies like litter bags, vinyl gloves, safety vests and first aid kits.
  *   Volunteer recruitment tools including forms, online registration and liability coverage.
  *   Event flyer template.
  *   Possible grants for native species to plant.
  *   Advice on native plant species to plant for lower maintenance.
  *   Small grants and in-kind donation forms for business that provide food and other supplies.
  *   Project planning assistance.

In addition, OCHC will offer free in-person and webinar workshops on how to host a successful clean-up March 14 and 15. For details and registration visit the OCHC website<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OCHC/Pages/index.aspx>.

"Oregon's historic cemeteries are sites of great cultural value," said Kuri Gill, historic cemeteries and grants coordinator with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). "They face many challenges including litter, over-growth of invasive species like thistle and ivy, moss covered monuments and general neglect."

15 historic cemeteries and over 160 volunteers participated in the 2018 cleanup event. All told, volunteers collected nearly 300 pounds of trash and cleared 4,000 square feet of overgrown vegetation.

OCHC was established in 1999; its seven members coordinate the restoration and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide and advocate for the importance of preserving Oregon's historic burial sites.

SOLVE is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission "to bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship." Visit solveoregon.org<file:///C:\Users\krisc\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\OXWL29RQ\solveoregon.org> for more information.

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Two new Oregon entries in the National Register of Historic Places

Cameo Theatre, Newberg

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2018 meeting. The National Park Service-which maintains the National Register-accepted the nomination Oct. 22.

The Cameo Theatre represents Newberg's association with the Golden Age of Hollywood and is the city's first theatre built with a sound system for talking pictures. Since construction in 1937, the theatre has been an important role as a primary form of entertainment in Newberg's community. The property is also significant for its Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architectural features.

The Golden Age of Hollywood is defined by a shift in theatre construction and design, transitioning from elaborate movie "palaces" situated in large cities to more modest designs applied to talking picture single-screen cinemas in smaller towns and communities. The Cameo Theatre's Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style is representative of theatre design commonly applied during the Golden Age of Hollywood and the building is the only Art Deco/Streamline Moderne style building in the city of Newberg.

The Cameo Theater is located in downtown Newberg, an Oregon Main Street Network community. Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community's unique assets, character, and heritage.

The Cameo Theatre is one of 85 individually listed historic properties in Yamhill County. The National Register of Historic Places was established as part of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Bernard and Emma Goldsmith House, Portland

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2018 meeting. The National Park Service-which maintains the National Register-accepted the nomination Oct. 25.

The Bernard and Emma Goldsmith House was designed by architect Edgar Marks Lazarus and exemplifies the distinctive characteristics of the Shingle Style architecture in Portland. The Goldsmith House, completed in 1892 for businessman and Portland's first Jewish mayor Bernard Goldsmith and his family, is the best example known from the peak of Lazarus's 1890s Shingle Style residences.

The Shingle Style is an evolution of the Queen Anne, with reduced ornament and fewer materials. A tamer version of the Queen Anne, the Shingle Style incorporates asymmetrical forms, wide porches, rounded turrets, and strong rooflines.

Emma Goldsmith was a prominent figure in the Jewish community in Portland, Oregon. She was a member of the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, established in May 1875. Although a society for women, it was initially presided by men. That was until 1880, when Emma Goldsmith became the first female president.

Bernard Goldsmith was a Jewish immigrant from Weddenburg, Germany, arriving in New York City in 1848. Trained at his family's jewelry store in New York, Goldsmith took his entrepreneurial spirit and interest in jewelry out west during the Gold Rush in the 1850s. He created a jewelry company and opened general stores between California and Oregon, eventually settling in Portland in 1861.

Edgar Lazarus began practicing in the state of Oregon in 1890 as a residential architect. His earliest domestic work is recognized for bringing the Shingle Style to Portland. Lazarus later evolved into a civic architect, his work influenced by the Arts & Crafts, Richardsonian, and Jugendstil styles, and arguably his most famous commission was the Vista House on the Historic Columbia River Highway.

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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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