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Historic Resources Code approved

  The Portland City Council approved what is a comprehensive revision to regulations for the city’s historic resources on January 26 (see our earlier blog post Weigh in on the City Code Project). The approval included one important provision intended to discourage long-term neglect by owners of historic buildings hoping [...]

January 28th, 2022|Blog|

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Message from the beyond

Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a blog series that chronicles the shifting lives of historic spaces and how the built environment connects with contemporary issues in our lives. Featuring a different space in each blog, guest writer Lainie Ettinger looks at the resilience of historic places and the changing role [...]

January 19th, 2022|Blog|

Weigh in on the City code project

Three Portland City Council members have suggested important amendments that would substantially improve proposed city rules for regulating Portland’s designated landmarks and historic districts. You can find out more about this project to update city code for historic resources in our October blog.  From a list of eight proposed [...]

December 8th, 2021|Blog|

Researching your House History

Our popular series on how to research the history of a vintage home or building is back. In this series, educator and historian Val Ballestrem takes you through some of the steps necessary to uncover the history of your house or Portland area building, using the latest online sources, local archives, [...]

November 24th, 2021|Blog|
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