8 historic Oregon places listed to the National Register in 2018

Oregon’s historic buildings might not be that old, but every year there are some old enough to warrant inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2018, a total of eight buildings were added to the register, joining more than 2,000 other places in Oregon already honored. While most are found in the Willamette Valley, there is one representative this year from southern Oregon and one from central Oregon.

The register is managed by the National Park Service, which aims to support “efforts to identify, evaluate and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.” In Oregon, that primarily means pioneer-era farmsteads and barns, as well as early 20th-century businesses and architecturally unique homes.

Here are the eight places added to the register last year.





1. Spring Valley School








2. Lewis C. and Emma Thompson House






3. John B. Wennerberg Barn










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