Lost Oregon looks at a selection of resources from Oregon’s now-vanished built environment. In the past 250 years, Oregonians have built, and then lost, many remarkable structures, from Chinook longhouses to the Capitol Building, from nabob’s mansions to towering wooden trestles. Wood, our most common construction material, is cheap and adaptable; it also burns well and rots easily. Social and economic fluctuations have also driven changes in the built environment, as railroad trestles were superseded by freeway ramps, and country churches gave way to trailer courts.
Another AHC event Saturday, May 22nd:
The Fox’s Lady: Holistic Weatherization Meets Historic Preservation
Tour a fantastic 1884 home, learn more about the Clean Energy Works program, and how you can weatherize an older home without impacting its vintage character.
For more information, visit the AHC website.