Each year Restore Oregon publishes a list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for the purpose of spotlighting their importance and rallying resources to save them. Those properties selected for the Most Endangered Places List receive direct consultative support from Restore Oregon along with a seed grant to kick off preservation efforts.
Anyone can nominate an endangered place, and any historic property over 50 years old – house, barn, commercial building, school, government building, and even districts are eligible. Criteria for being selected include historic significance, urgency of the threat, community support, and long term viability for reuse.
“We’ve been successful helping dozens of endangered places plan and execute their restoration and reuse,” states Restore Oregon Executive Director, Peggy Moretti. “From the Shipley-Cook Barn in Clackamas County to the First Congregational Church in Portland and the Josiah Burnett House in Eagle Creek. So if there’s a historic place in your community at serious risk of being lost, get your nomination in to Restore Oregon by AUGUST 5th.”
Oregon’s Most Endangered Places List for 2017 will be announced along with the DeMuro Awards at Restore Oregon’s annual Restoration Celebration on November 11th in Portland.
The nomination form can be downloaded at www.Restoreoregon.org/oregons-endangered-places or call 503 243-1923.
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