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Santiam Ski Lodge project among 18 state grant recipients for historic properties

New entry of the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge undergoing restoration
Oregon Cultural Trust/2022
New entry of the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge undergoing restoration

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, has awarded 18 grants totaling $299,999 for historic properties and archaeology projects.

Six of the grants were awarded in the Diamonds in the Rough category. This grant funds façade enhancements that restore the historic character of the property.

The other 12 grants were in the Preserving Oregon category for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and for archaeology projects.

A $20,000 grant to the Friends of Santiam Pass Ski Lodge will pay for repairing six doors, restoring six new ones and other work, including locks and weatherstripping. The organization provides a match of more than $24,000 for the project.

Funded projects:

  • Façade restoration grants in Baker City, Independence, Lebanon, The Dalles, Union, and Malheur County.
  • One archaeology project:
    • Southern Oregon University Lab for study of the Maxville site in Wallowa County. 
  • Preservation of 11 historic properties:
    • Elks Lodge building, Medford
    • Butler Perozzi Fountain, Ashland
    • Giesy Store, Aurora
    • Masonic Lodge building, Baker City
    • Antelope School building, Antelope
    • Eltrym Theater, baker City
    • Santiam Pass Ski Lodge, Linn County
    • Gordon House, Silverton
    • Rock Creek Cemetery, Clackamas County
    • Hanley Farm, Jackson County
    • Old Post Office building, Weston

These grants are approved by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The members are professionally recognized in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology and other related disciplines.

For more information about the grant program, visit or contact Kuri Gill at"> or 503-986-0685. 

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