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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Any efforts to pull down the Memorial Coliseum might halt because of a movement to put the building on the National Register of Historic Places. Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation could make the proposal in Salem later in June.

Portland architect Peter Meijer, who was part of an effort to save the coliseum in the past three months as discussions about a new baseball park in the 38-acre Rose Quarter focused on the building’s site, said the nomination would protect the coliseum from future attempts to tear it down. It also could provide a slight financial incentive – through federal programs – to invest in the coliseum and renovate it for future use, he said.

Read the full article in The Portland Tribune.

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