Is there a historic property, barn, bridge or local landmark of significance that’s at risk of being lost in your community? Every year historic properties across Oregon are rehabilitated and reused, enriching neighborhoods, revitalizing Main Streets, conserving resources, and attracting tourists.
Unfortunately there are also scores of historic properties in imminent danger of falling to hard times, development pressures, demolition or neglect. These cultural resources tell the story of Oregon, and often, they represent tremendous economic opportunity if restored and repurposed.
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is now accepting nominations for its 2013 list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. Anyone may nominate an endangered property whether its residential or commercial, urban or rural, public or private. Those selected will receive rehabilitation support from the HPLO and the opportunity for a seed grant to address urgent needs and develop a plan for long term viability.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the HPLO website and must be submitted by March 1st, 2013. The list will be announced at a benefit luncheon in Portland on May 30th. For more information, call the HPLO at 503 243-1923 or visit our website: www.HistoricPreservationLeague.org.
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