Sure, there's Drugstore Cowboy but there was another 1989 film shot in Portland that's chockfull of great imagery.
Murder at the Commonwealth? Nope! Read the update. https://lostoregon.org/…/a-murder-mystery-at-the-commonwea…/
Did a murder occur in the Commonwealth Building (the Equitable) in the 50s?
Introducing Built Blocks, my new podcast about cities, architecture, buildings, the built environment and everything in between. (There will definitely be some Oregon and Portland history and building stuff in future episodes!)
My guest for the debut episode is Kim Cooper. We’ll talk about everything from downtown Los Angeles, preservation, The Omega Man, movies shot in LA, and the infamous Skid Row Slasher. She knows her LA history!
Thanks to Amy Devers of the awesome Clever... podcast for walking me through the ins/outs of podcasting and her super helpful suggestions. Also, to Jeudi – she’s my executive producer (she just doesn’t know it – yet.)
Give it a listen, then subscribe please! Next episode is 8/23.
A quick look at Ecotrust's new project to retrofit a warehouse to help boost regional food production.
New on the blog, a look at Ecotrust's new The Redd on Salmon. http://lostoregon.org/…/building-renewal-meets-local-food-…/
Old photos of Concord school in Oak Grove needed!
As most of you know the Oak Lodge History Detectives recently voted to support the Concord Partnership -- a group of individuals and community entities interested in preserving the Concord School building and grounds in some fashion.
They are in need of photographs of Concord School, including interior, exterior, old and more current photos. They will be selecting several of these to include with the application to submit Conc...ord School as a "Most Endangered Place" with Restore Oregon.
It is urgent that they obtain these photographs in the next two weeks. If you have photos please, if possible, scan them at least at 300 dpi (600 dpi would be even better) and send them to Mike Schmeer: Gennutt@gmail.com. Or you can post here and we’l make sure Mike gets them.
The Concord Partnership is working hard to represent our community in the effort to save Concord School. But we need your help. This is an opportunity to do just that.
New on the ol' blog - a look at a Kickstarter campaign to renovate the Jennings Hotel in Joseph, Ore.
Today is the last day to testify (via email or in-person) on the Revitalize Main Street Act! Do it!
The Phillip Oatfield house in the Oak Grove area is for sale. According to the listing, "the value is in the land. Possibly 3 lots."
New on the blog - a look at a re-purposed 70s bus shelter, now serving coffee.
New on the blog - a quick observation on Skylab's new project. We like its googie-ness.