January 1, 2018 (Vol. 25, No. 1) LIBRARY NEWS

Oregon City Library Wins DeMuro Award


Restore Oregon Honors Preservation Design Excellence;

Recognizes 2017 DeMuro Award Winners

PORTLAND, OR – Restore Oregon celebrates and honors exceptional historic rehabilitation and compatible infill projects across the state through the DeMuro Awards. Selected for extraordinary quality, creative problem-solving, and community impact, The 2017 DeMuro Award recipients showcase preservation design and represent Oregon’s diverse culture and history in architecture:


OREGON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (1913), Oregon City – In the early 1900s, 31 cities across Oregon turned to steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to fund construction of their public library. Oregon City’s Carnegie Library was completed in 1913 for a cost of $12,500. The city needed to expand the library and constructed a stunning, yet compatible, addition that tripled the space while retaining the original historic structure.

Restore Oregon began the DeMuro Awards program in 2013 to publicly recognize the teams of architects, designers, contractors, and owners who are committed to restoring and honoring Oregon’s historic architecture and cultural heritage. “Inspired by the work of our late friend, Art DeMuro, Restore Oregon honors preservation projects and compatible infill across the state that exemplify excellence, creativity, problem solving, and community impact.” said Restore Oregon Executive Director, Peggy Moretti. “To honor his legacy, we honor teams – residential and commercial, urban and rural, private – and their commitment to the highest level of restoration, creativity, and craftsmanship.”

Visit the website to learn more about Restore Oregon’s DeMuro Awards (and view the other winners).