Two Portland-area sites up for â€˜historic placeâ€™ nomination
The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will meet Friday, Feb. 18, to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
In the Portland area, the list of proposed nominations includes the Portland Golf Club Clubhouse and Phoenix Pharmacy.
The golf course is located in Raleigh Hills, just east of Beaverton on Southwest Scholls Ferry Road.
The clubhouse on the property was built in 1928. It was recently remodeled, with a "grand re-opening" in October 2018.
Peter Heuser is a golf club member and chair of the PGC Historic Foundation. The foundation, which is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization, applied for the clubhouse's nomination to the national register.
The foundation's goal is to establish as a nonprofit and use donations to maintain the clubhouse. After some back and forth with the state, "it looks like it will be going through" as a historic place, Heuser said.
The Phoenix Pharmacy building, located at the intersection of Southeast Foster Road and 67th Avenue in Southeast Portland, was built in 1922.
Farther afield, the committee will also discuss the proposed nomination of Sarah Helmick State Park near Monmouth, as well as the proposed de-listing of the Sumpter Valley Railway's Middle Fork Spur between Bates and Susanville in rural Grant County, which went on the national register in 1987.
The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Friday and is open to the public, although registration is required for anyone who wishes to speak. Instructions for attendees will be posted to the committee website before the meeting
The historic places listing effort supports the Oregon Historic Preservation Plan's goals to increase the thematic diversity of historical places in Oregon, and to include more voices of Oregon's heritage in line with the Oregon Heritage Plan, according to a press release.
The advisory committee is made up of nine governor-appointed citizens in related fields. It recommends nominations to send to the National Parks Service, which maintains the nationwide register.
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