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Salem, OR—Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded 18 grants totaling $277,681 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 13 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 Cottage Grove, Lebanon, Lincoln City, Moro and Portland.

• Two archaeology projects:
o Southern Oregon University Lab of Anthropology for study faunal materials from the Britt Garden site in Jacksonville.
o Oregon State University College of Agriculture for archaeological investigations at the Letitia Carson homestead site in Benton County.

• Preservation of 12 historic properties:
o Arts Council of Pendleton building, Pendleton
o Ascension Chapel, Cove
o Baker City Downtown for work on the Masonic Lodge building, Baker City
o Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery, Coos Bay
o City of Wasco for the Wasco Train Depot building
o Creswell Heritage Foundation for the Creswell School House
o Geer Crest Farm and Historical Society for the Geer Farmhouse, Marion County
o Pacific Railroad Preservation Association for the SPS700 Locomotive, Portland
o Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice for Celia’s House, Medford
o The Traveling Children’s Heritage Museum for the Triangle Lake Round Barn, Lane County
o Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation Department for the John Quincy Adams Young House, Beaverton

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 or contact Kuri Gill at or 503-986-0685.

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