By Jan Jackson
Need a theme for your next statewide road trip? How about tracking down some (or all) of these special places that help tell the story of who we are. Nominated by people across the state, the annual list of Oregon’s Most endangered Places spotlights their value as cultural and economic assets. Restore Oregon then brings together rehabilitation expertise, resources, and local support to revitalize these properties so they can again contribute to their communities and be passed forward to future generations . Since 2011, over $58,000 in Restore Oregon seed grants have been awarded for preservation plans. National Register nominations and physical restoration projects.
2016 list of Oregon’s most endangered places:
A.T. Smith House
Eastern Oregon University Grand Staircase, La Grande
Fort Rock Homestead Museum Gray Building, Portland
Jantzen Beach Carousel, Portland Lindberg House
Mildred Kanipe House, Oakland Oregon Caves Chateau
Rivoli Theater, Pendleton
Upper Sandy Guard Station
Upper-town Net Loft, Astoria
Wong Laundry Building, Portland
The video below gives more information on the places; more information on the Oregon Restore program, is available at Oregon Restore.