Preserving pieces of Aurora's history
Oregon State Parks and Recreation announced that city of Aurora stands to receive two grants of $5,750 each through the federal Historic Preservation Fund, administered by Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.
One grant will be used for masonry wall repair on the historic building that houses Pheasant Run Winery Tasting Room at 21690 Main St., NE; the other will be used for roof replacement on the Walter Fry Building, which is currently "Home Again Antiques," at 21631 Main St. NE.
Aurora City Recorder W. Scott Jorgensen said considerable effort was dedicated to securing the grants, and the city is delighted to have the opportunity to make necessary upgrades to the buildings.
The Pheasant Run building, dates back to 1904, was originally built for a World's Fair exhibit and initially served as a bank.
The Walter Fry home dates back to 1874.
The announcement of the grants coincides with the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, which foster public awareness and welcomes comments.