Historic Preservation League of Oregon: Adaptive Reuse of Historic Schools, Thursday, February 9th


The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is hosting an event to discuss the reuse of historic school buildings, including our very own Washington High School. See below for details.


Time: February 9, 2012 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Buckman School, 320 SE 16th Avenue, Portland OR

How can historic school buildings find new life? Which schools in the Portland area are “historic,” and which are not? What will be the fate of the long-vacant Washington High School? Who is taking care of the historic schools that will continue to operate as K-12 facilities?

Join the Historic Preservation League of Oregon as we discuss some creative ideas that have been used to save historic school buildings across the Pacific Northwest. The program will include a Prezi presentation by HPLO staff, as well as a panel discussion by several regional experts in historic school use and reuse. Be it Portland or Salem or Corbett, if you have a vacant, underused, or at-risk historic school in your neighborhood this is a program to be sure not to miss.

Panelists include Cathy Galbraith (Executive Director, Bosco-Milligan Foundation), Kirk Ranzetta (Cultural Resources Specialist, Cardno ENTRIX), Melissa Darby (Principal, Lower Columbia Research & Archaeology), Jen Sohm (Project Manager, Office of School Modernization, PPS), and Bob Alexander (Program Director, Planning and Asset Management, PPS).

Suggested donation $5 at the door.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: