Every year historic properties across Oregon are rehabilitated and reused, enriching neighborhoods, revitalizing Main Streets, conserving resources, creating jobs, and attracting visitors.
Unfortunately there are also scores of historic properties in imminent danger of being lost to hard times, development pressures, demolition or neglect. These unique places embody tremendous resources and tell the story of Oregon communities – our heritage, values, industry and culture.
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is inaugurating an annual list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places to preserve and pass forward at-risk historic buildings, structures, districts, sites, and landscapes by focusing public attention and resources on them. Properties selected for the Most Endangered Places List will receive assistance to address immediate threats and develop a strategy for long term viability.
Anyone may nominate an endangered property – residential, commercial, urban, rural, public or private – that meets the general criteria for eligibility in the National Register of Historic Places (over 50 years old, historic, cultural, or architectural significance and integrity).
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the HPLO website and must be submitted by March 21, 2011. The inaugural list will be announced in late May. For more information, call the HPLO at 503 243-1923 or visit our website: www.HistoricPreservationLeague.org.
About the HPLO: The mission of the Historic Preservation League of Oregon is to Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon’s Historic Resources to Ensure Livable, Sustainable Communities.