Thursday, June 29, 2017

Grants awarded for historic properties and archaeology projects throughout the state

GRANTS AWARDED FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES AND ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 11:00 AM
Downloadable file: Historic property and archaeology grant awards
Downloadable file: Diamonds in the Rough facade grant awards
Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 16 grants totaling $213,035 for historic properties and archaeology projects. Four of the grants were awarded in the Diamonds in the Rough category. This grant funds façade enhancements that restore the historic character of the property. The other 12 grants were in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and for archaeology projects.

Funded projects include:
* Façade restoration grants in Astoria, Baker City, Burns and Kerby.
* Archaeology projects in Lincoln City, Douglas County and along the Oregon coast.
* Preservation of nine historic properties in Deschutes County, Hood River County, Lane County, Medford, Moro, Roseburg, Salem, Stayton and Union.
These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) is a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The members are professionally recognized in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology and other related disciplines.

The Committee is part of Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. To learn more about the Preserving Oregon grants, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
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