Category: Historic Preservation

  • Barbey Maritime Center

    Barbey Maritime Center

    The Astoria Train Depot has finished its journey from being a decommissioned train depot to the Barbey Maritime Center for the Columbia River Maritime Museum.  The dedication took place on Jan. 25th, where public officials, the Barbey family, the CRMM Board, and the public were able to see the finished building. The waiting rooms have been…

  • Barbey Maritime Center Dedication

    Barbey Maritime Center Dedication

    The Columbia River Maritime Museum will be dedicating the opening of the Barbey Maritime Center from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, tomorrow, January 25th.  Come and take a look at how the old Astoria Train Depot was restored. The Oregonian has a nice article and photos about the project.  It was a pleasure working with the…

  • The New Normal

    A recent article in the New York Times, “The Generator is the Machine of the Moment” talks about changes to building projects to make them more resilient to Hurricane Sandy  type storms.  The changes are straight forward changes to the building systems, such as moving mechanical systems out of the basement, flood proofing the basements and…

  • Depot Renovation, Astoria

    Depot Renovation, Astoria

    The historic Train Depot in Astoria has been renovated by its current owner, the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The original waiting rooms have become conference and exhibit space, while the baggage building will be used for wood boat building and as a workshop for the Historic Preservation Program at Clatsop Community College.

  • Pilot Station, Astoria

    Pilot Station, Astoria

    This renovation project gave new life to historic waterfront industrial buildings in Astoria. The building changed from industrial use to retail use, but windows and siding were replaced to match the original style and locations. The building was seismically upgraded and has new electrical, plumbing and heating systems. Care was taken to distinguish old from…

  • Hotel Elliott, Astoria

    Hotel Elliott, Astoria

    The Hotel Elliott renovation turned an historic but run-down hotel into a fashionable boutique hotel. Its restoration was a critical component of similar efforts, like the Liberty Theater across the street, that helped revitalize downtown Astoria. Listed on the National Historic Register, the lobby and interior hallways were maintained while the number of rooms were…

  • Day Building, Portland

    Day Building, Portland

    This 1904 apartment building in Portland is on the National Historic Register. It was damaged by fire, including the plaster capitals on the three story classical columns. Wood windows and doors were replaced with matching wood windows, using the existing windows as templates. The plaster capitals were recreated in modern plaster using pieces from undamaged…