In honor of National Historic Preservation Month in May, the City of Eugene Planning Division will be supporting several events throughout the City and launching a new grant program to help preserve and repair historic homes in Eugene.
Eugene’s new Historic Property Restoration Grant program will provide grants of up to $1000 of matching funds to homes or commercial properties that are listed as a historic City Landmark to help enhance or preserve the structure. For an application and more information on the types of properties and projects that are eligible, visit the City’s website (www.eugene-or.gov/hp) or call 541-682-5437. Grant applications are due by July 1, 2016.
Currently the City has over 65 designated City Landmarks. These buildings or structures are recognized as significant to Eugene's history and worthy of protection. These properties are eligible for grants and low-interest loans through the City. A map of City Landmarks is available at http://pdd.eugene-or.gov/Maps/HistoricMap.
The City of Eugene’s Historic Preservation Program will be hosting a booth at The Saturday Market each Saturday in May. City Staff, members of Eugene’s Historic Review Board, and University of Oregon graduate students will be available to answer questions and provide additional information about historic preservation in Eugene.
In addition, a number events will highlight the history of our city and neighborhoods.
Dr. Leland Roth Lecture: Penn Station Lost, Grand Central Saved
May 2 - 5:00 p.m. - U of O Campus Room Lawrence 206
First Friday ArtWalk Reception and Square Dance Hoedown at WOW Hall
May 6 - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. An exhibit will also be on display at WOW Hall during the month of May: “The Woodmen of the World (WOW): Their History and Their Hall”
Scavenger Hunt/Raffle – UO Associated Students for Historic Preservation
Clues released May 8, game ends May 22, winners announced May 27, visit http://ashpres.wix.com/uoregon for more information (anyone who gets all answers correct are entered into a prize drawing)
Friendly Neighborhood Walk led by Andrew Fischer, Co-Chair of the Historic Review Board
May 7 - 1:00 p.m. - Washington Park Community Center - 2025 Washington Street
Mid-Century Modern Tour - The tour focuses on residential mid-century architecture in South Eugene. Hosted by the City of Eugene in partnership with the UO Associated Students for Historic Preservation
May 15 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Grant Seder's Unitarian Church (Saraha Buddhist Institute) - 477 East 40th Ave.
Reception and panel discussion 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tour 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City Landmark Workshop - Learn about the City Landmark listing process and how to research your own historic property.
June 6 - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Ave.
The City’s Historic Preservation program helps preserve the community's unique heritage, culture, and character by recognizing and helping protect historically significant properties and neighborhoods.