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Salem, OR—SALEM, Oregon – Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 20 grants totaling $293,900 for historic properties and archaeology projects. Six 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 14 grants were in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and for archaeology projects.
Funded projects:
• Façade restoration grants in Albany, Condon, Eugene, Spray, Stayton, and Tillamook.
• Two archaeology projects:
o Forests Forever, Inc for research on a site in Clackamas County.
o Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center for a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the former Maxville site in Wallowa County.
• Preservation of 12 historic properties:
o Applegate House Heritage Arts and Education, Yoncalla
o Billy Webb Elks Lodge, Portland
o City of Madras Municipal Airport WWII Hangar, Madras
o Friends of Old Fort Stevens, Hammond
o Lake Oswego Hunt, Lake Oswego
o Malheur Historical Project Rinehart Stone House Museum, Vale
o Pacific Railroad Preservation Association, Portland
o Seaport Masonic Lodge #7, Astoria
o Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro
o Wallowa History Center, Wallowa
o Willamette Community and Grange Hall Historical Building Foundation, Benton County

These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, 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.

For more information about the grant program, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill@oprd.oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.
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