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Historic Preservation

This guide lists key resources for researching historic preservation with an emphasis on Oregon resources.

Of Special Note

Architectural Heritage Center.

"The Architectural Heritage Center’s mission is to “inspire people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities.” We seek to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings. Owned and operated by the non-profit Bosco-Milligan Foundation, we empower people in the Portland region to preserve both landmark buildings and the regular “vernacular” vintage homes and storefronts that collectively define our neighborhoods, traditional downtowns,culture, history, and quality of life."

Marion Dean Ross / Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

Heavily associated with historic preservation, the objectives of the SAH Marion Dean Ross chapter are to support and further the objectives of the international Society of Architectural Historians, to eetings for the study and discussion of historically significant architectural sites in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, and to increase awareness and knowledge of the region's architectural heritage and of the history of architecture worldwide

Restore Oregon | Saving Historic Places.

Restore Oregon was founded in 1977 as the Historic Preservation League of Oregon. As the organization has evolved over the years, we’ve always focused on taking care of the places that make Oregon, OREGON: the historic homes and neighborhoods, bridges and barns, churches and Main Streets that make this place so authentic and livable.

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