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Council Crest Park – Portland OR

Date added: June 14, 2012

At over 1,000 feet, Council Crest Park occupies the highest point in the City of Portland. From 1907 to 1929, an amusement park occupied that vantage point. Despite its superior position and streetcar access, it took eight years before the… read more

Union Creek Historic District – Prospect OR

Date added: June 13, 2012

“Union Creek Historic District near the upper Rogue River in Union Creek, Oregon, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for rustic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.[4] The site lies along… read more

Tillamook State Forest Replantation – Tillamook OR

Date added: May 7, 2012

The Tillamook Burn was a series of forest fires spanning the years from 1933-51 in which 355,000 acres of old growth timber in the Tillamook State Forest were destroyed. The CCC was instrumental both in fighting the fires in the… read more

Camp Zigzag, Mount Hood National Forest – Zigzag OR

Date added: May 7, 2012

Camp Zigzag, near Zigzag OR in Clackamas County, was the chief Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the Mount Hood National Forest, operating from 1933 to 1942 when the CCC was terminated.  Several of the CCC buildings are still in… read more

Silver Falls State Park Projects – Silverton OR

Date added: May 6, 2012

Silver Falls State Park was created by the New Deal in the 1930s and transferred to the State of Oregon for its park system in 1947.  The land was purchased by the  federal Resettlement Administration (RA) c 1935  and the… read more

City Hall – Canby OR

Date added: March 28, 2012

“The city hall at Canby is a good example of a municipal building designed to accommodate most of the departments of a small community. The structure provides quarters for the council chamber, light and water departments, police and fire departments,… read more

Harney County Courthouse Mural – Burns OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

Originally installed in the Burns post office, this mural was one of the Treasury Section’s 48-State Post Office Competition murals. “New Deal mural entitled “Cattle Round-Up” painted by Jack Wilkinson in 1941. When a new post office was built in… read more

Klamath County Armory (former) – Klamath Falls OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"The Klamath Armory houses units of the National Guard and is used also as an auditorium for large gatherings. The over-all dimensions of the building are 134 by 173 feet, and ti contains the drill hall 70 by 110 feet,… read more

Oregon State Library – Salem OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"This structure is the first of the buildings which will ultimately compose the 'Capitol Group' on the plaza which leads to the State capitol. It includes the stack space which occupies the entire central rear portion, the vaults and rooms… read more

North Salem High School – Salem OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"This building is somewhat removed from the center of the city but is located with reference to the school population and is situated next to the junior high school which is equipped with an athletic field. The structure is 2… read more

Bly Ranger Station – Bly OR

Date added: January 14, 2012

"Development of the Bly Ranger Station began in 1935 when the Forest Service acquired a 4-acre (16,000 m2) site in Bly for a district ranger station to manage the western part of the Fremont National Forest. The Forest Service paid… read more

Bonneville Dam – Bonneville OR

Date added: January 6, 2012

Dams on the Columbia River for hydropower, navigation and irrigation had been eyed by Northwestern industrial, shipping and agricultural interests well before the New Deal.  The Army Corps of Engineers published a report in 1929 that recommended ten dams on… read more

Timberline Lodge – Mt. Hood National Forest OR

Date added: January 6, 2012

Timberline Lodge was built as a ski lodge 6,000 feet up on Mount Hood, and it still serves that purpose.  It was equally a showcase for the accomplishments of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was constructed between 1936 and… read more

Oregon State Capitol Building – Salem OR

Date added: January 6, 2012

“The Oregon State Capitol replaces a structure which was destroyed by fire in 1935. It occupies the site of the former building and is the dominating feature of a well-designed city plan. A mall has been laid out from the… read more