In the 1920s (and through the 1980s), most Astoria neighborhoods had at least one small store conveniently located for nearby residents and workers. Many of these store buildings still stand. Some continue to house businesses while others have since been converted into residences, apartments or studios. Join Rachel Jensen, LCPS's new executive director, for a presentation on the history of Astoria's neighborhood grocery stores.
How many can you identify? Do you have memories or photos you would like to share? Learn about the Secretary of the Interior's recommendations for the preservation and residential conversion of historic storefront buildings.
Saturday, April 14th at 2pm
LCPS office - 389 12th Street, Astoria
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Furniture Care and Restoration Workshop at Lower Columbia Preservation Societyujjuu. Bring in a small piece of furniture to have assessed or to work on during the workshop. The workshop is from 10-Noon, Saturday, November 11th, at the LCPS office, 389 12th Street.
October 21, 2017
Meeting at 3cups Coffee
Enjoy a quick overview of the historic pubs of Uniontown, and historic maps and photos for viewing over decaf coffee and scones. The crawl will then disperse to the historic Triangle Pub, Workers Tavern, and the Portway (around 6pm). Tickets are $5 for members
$10 for non-members
The Lower Columbia Preservation Society revives the garden tour! Planned for August 12, the tour will feature gardens created from ingenuity and adaptation. From jack hammering asphalt, reimagining parking lots, terracing hillsides, applying yards of compost and mulch to completely changing a garden after losing a forest.
The tour will offer ideas for everyone and celebrates the vision of the garden creators. The tour includes:
*beer tastings at the Ft. George demonstration garden
*Clatsop County Master Gardeners consultations
The self guided tour is from 10am - 3pm. Advance tickets available: online:www.lcpsociety.org by mail: P.O. Box 1334 Astoria. 97103 (online/mail tickets held @ will call at LCPS office to pick up day of tour)
Day of tour tickets sold at LCPS office: 389 12th Street
$10 General public
$5 LCPS members
Join LCPS (or renew) at time of ticket purchase and receive tour ticket(s) w/price of membership. A great deal!!!
Membership in the organization is $15 per year for an individual or $25 per year for a household and includes lectures, workshops, tours for free or at a discount; the" Restoria " newsletter; and notices of preservation related news and events.
Membership is open to everyone!!
Check out the website www.lcpsociety.org for further information and upcoming events. Proceeds from the garden tour will be used to promote the non-profit organization's mission: to "preserve, protect and promote the historic architecture (houses and buildings) in the Lower Columbia region."
Questions about the tour? Contact Karen @503.201.3349 LCPS office @971.704.2016
Saturday, July 8 at 3:00 PM
Rachel Jensen will discuss the life and work of local architect Ebba Wicks Brown on the 75th anniversary of her being licensed as one of the first female architects in Oregon. The presentation will be held at 3pm, Saturday, July 8th, at the Lower Columbia Preservation Society office, 389 12th Street, Astoria. The presentation will be followed by a self-guided walking tours of Astoria buildings designed by Ebba Wicks. Following the tour, LCPS will also host an open house during ArtWalk, from 5-8 pm at the LCPS office.
Tickets for the garden tour are on sale now. Members tickets are $5 and non members pay $10.
Join the LCPS between now and August 11, and you'll receive one free garden tour ticket with an individual membership or two free tickets with a family membership.
The tickets will be at will call the day of the event.
Saturday, June 10, 6-7 PM
Join us on Saturday, June 10th as Katie Rathmell demonstrates how to make a restored window operable.
Katie, a local general contractor who specializes in historic restoration of windows, will host a presentation on techniques to make your double hung windows functional.
The event will be held during the Second Saturday Artwork, at the LCPS office, 389 12th Street, Astoria.
FMI: http://www.lcpsociety.org/ or 971-704-2016
Saturday, May 13, 3-5 PM
Guest Speaker Peggy Moretti from Restore Oregon will be discussing Historic Conservation Easements at our Annual Membership Meeting.
What is a Preservation Easement?
A preservation easement is a legally binding agreement to protect a historic property from activities that may harm the property’s integrity, including neglect, demolition, and insensitive alterations. A preservation easement allows the owner of a historic property to retain title and use of the property and, at the same time, ensure its long-term preservation.
Join us on Saturday to learn more.
The Lower Columbia Preservation Society will host a presentation by Jay Rosen on "Restoring your Chairs: Cane and Seat Weaving" Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 PM.
Jay Rosen is an Astoria resident who lives in an 1889 Queen Anne style Victorian home within the Shively-McClure historic district. Previously a custom industrial machine builder, Jay is the owner of North Coast FIX, a local company dedicated to restoring and repairing fine homes and fine furnishings. Jay will be discussing chair caning and furniture restoration.
The LCPS office will be open starting at 5:00 PM during the Second Saturday ArtWalk. Jay’s presentation is free to members and the general public.
For more information about this event or to get involved, please contact Rachel Jensen, President of the Lower Columbia Preservation Society at email@example.com.
Starting this week, the LCPS office (389 12th Street) will begin having regular office hours every Thursday from 9-12. Our goal is to expand the days and hours we are open--so any members with interest in volunteering, please reach out. We want to be a convenient resource for owners of historic properties and others interested in preservation!
And, If you are out and about for Astoria's Art Walk, stop by from 5-8 pm. Now is a great time to join, renew your membership or volunteer.