As we prepare to start rehabilitation work on our Belmont Building now seemed as appropriate a time as ever to become a little more familiar with the history of this Central Eastside property.
The “Made in Oregon” sign will soon read “Portland, Oregon” under a deal just okayed between the city, Ramsey Signs and Venerable.
One thing’s for certain, if you ask a Preservation Program student “What did you do this summer?” you’re sure to get an interesting answer.
On September 30th the HPLO will host their annual State of Preservation in Oregon forum right here in the White Stag Block.
The restoration of the Hung Far Low sign is good news for the architecture and ethnic heritage of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District.
Art DeMuro, of Venerable Properties, remembers hitting the point of no return in the redevelopment of the White Stag Block in Portland. He realized that he and the project were linked, for better or worse, until the end. Now, he’s chasing redevelopment of Washington High School and DeMuro won’t walk away. The desire to see the building brought back into the community is too strong.
Cathy Galbraith, executive director of Bosco-Milligan Foundation, is passionate about historic preservation. That’s why this year the University of Oregon and Venerable Group awarded the 2nd annual McMath Award for historic preservation to Galbraith. The award honors the late Portland preservationist George McMath.
As the “last and best” design by Lee Gray Holden, Fire Station No. 7 is said to have been the pride of his career.
OF WILLIAM SARGENT Ladd’s namesake Portland buildings, only his Carriage House remains, now rehabilitated to an aesthetic state not seen since the Ladd family owned the building. In 1927, the Oregonian wrote, “the city’s restless hands are forever reaching out, removing, building, rearranging, to make room, more and more, for its growing activities.” While urban growth brought the demolition of the Ladd House in 1927, the “removing, building, and rearranging” of 2007 allowed for the preservation of the Ladd Carriage House.
Historic preservationist and developer, Art DeMuro, has stepped forward with an interest in purchasing Washington High School and redeveloping the building as a community center with market-rate housing. But it is too soon n the planning stage of the historic renovation project to call him its developer.