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It's hardly the first time the Eastmoreland Historic District application has been sent in to the National Park Svc

WIKI COMMONS, BY FARRAGUTFUL - Here, inside the United States Department of the Interior headquarters in Washington D.C., the staff of the National Park Service are deciding whether the proposed Eastmoreland Historic District will be added to the list of National Register of Historic Places. On September 30, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) re-submitted the nomination for the proposed Eastmoreland National Register Historic District to the federal National Park Service (NPS), with a recommendation to list it in the National Register of Historic Places.

This was after the SHPO determined that the majority of property owners did support the proposed Eastmoreland Historic District.

The State Advisory Commission on Historic Preservation (SACHP) first reviewed and recommended approval of the nomination in February 2017.

On three previous occasions, the National Park Service returned the nomination — each time over issues related to the counting of owners and objections — on May 2017, on April 2018, and on May 2019. Will this submission be the charm, or curse, depending on your opinion on the subject?

"The NPS will make the final decision about listing the district," observed Associate Deputy Ian Johnson, a State Historic Preservation Officer. "The SHPO requested that the NPS provide a 45-calendar-day public comment period — but the NPS may review and sign the document immediately upon receipt; or, could choose to allow additional time for further consideration."

The nomination document and all materials submitted to the National Park Service are online at —

"The public comment period remains open until the NPS makes its final decision," Johnson said. Until then, additional comments may be mailed to the SHPO at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, EASTMORELAND HISTORIC DISTRICT, 725 Summer Street N.E., Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Or they can be sent by email to — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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