DeMuro Award for Excellence in:
Preservation, Reuse, and Community Revitalization

The DeMuro Award honors extraordinary historic rehabilitation projects and compatible infill development across Oregon – residential and commercial, urban and rural, private and public. The award is named in honor of Art DeMuro whose redevelopment of historic properties such as the White Stag Block set the standard for quality, creativity, persistence, and business acumen.

The DeMuro Award is the only state-wide award in Oregon recognizing the creativity, persistence, and craftsmanship required by outstanding restoration projects. We announce our annual award winners at the Restoration Celebration, our most important fundraising event of the year.

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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.

 

 

Original Article

Title:  Congratulations to the 2017 DeMuro Award Winners

Posted By: Restore Oregon

Website: restoreoregon.org

Date: November 13, 2017

Link: Original Article