Pacific Northwest Field School 2021 in Concrete, WA

12 Jun 2021 8:00 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

image courtesy of Chad RandlThe 2021 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is slated to take place this September in Concrete, WA. The town is best known for its history of Portland cement production with numerous industrial and commercial buildings constructed using its namesake material. This year’s Field School activities will center on an early cast-in-place concrete building, the historic Baker Club House. The 1914 building was once a social venue and offices, with a Portland cement laboratory in the basement! The Field School will also explore the surrounding industrial landscape, which includes remarkable cast-in-place concrete silos, a crusher plant, and fence posts. Come join us at Field School where we will explore historic concrete preservation and industrial landscapes!

During three one-week sessions, students will participate in rehabilitation projects on and around the Baker House site. While each session has a specific theme, all include hands-on work, documentation, a field trip, and nightly lectures from cultural resource professionals. Evening lectures from preservation professionals will examine the history, theory, and practice of historic preservation in the Pacific Northwest.

Registration will open in the coming days. For more information, visit the PNW Preservation Field School website.

To receive an email when registration opens or for specific inquiries contact: pnwfs@uoregon.edu

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