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State Historic Preservation Office accepting comments on proposed nomination of Laurelhurst Historic District to National Register of Historic Places

August 19, 2018

SALEM, Ore. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is seeking public comment on the proposed nomination of Portland’s Laurelhurst Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.


Any private owner with a free-simple absolute title to real property within the Laurelhurst Historic District may object to the proposed nomination via notarized written statement. Owners must certify their property ownership in the statement and clearly state their objection. General comments are welcome from any interested party.


The notarized statement must then be mailed to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: Robert Olguin, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301. General comments may be mailed or sent to ORSHPO.NationalRegisterProgram@oregon.gov.


If the majority of owners object to the nomination, the district would not be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. However, the district would remain eligible for nomination again in the future.


SHPO staff will host an informational meeting about the nomination process 5–7 p.m. Aug. 30 at All Saints Parish, 3847 NE Glisan Street, Portland. The public is invited to attend, but no public comments will be accepted at this informational meeting.


Laurelhurst Historic District is one of six proposed nominations in the Portland area. The 392-acre district is the city’s only residential subdivision that captures the planning principles of the “City Beautiful” era and is notable for its pristine examples of early 20th century American domestic architecture. For a map of the district, contact the State Historic Preservation office at 503-986-0668.


National Register listing does not place any restrictions on a property at the state or federal level, unless property owners choose to participate in tax benefit or grant programs. More information about the register, the nomination process and district boundary maps are here: www.oregonheritage.org.


The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting must be requested at least three days in advance by contacting Robert Olguin, National Register Program Coordinator, at 503-986-0690 or robert.olguin@oregon.gov.