As we previously reported, the Phoenix Pharmacy building was sold with intentions of having the building refurbished and brought back to its former glory. We also learned recently that the owners have been awarded a Diamonds in the Rough grant from Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and Oregon Cultural Trust.
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH grants are to restore or reconstruct the facades of buildings that have been heavily altered over the years. The purpose is to return them to their historic appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register designation (local or national).Oregon Parks & Recreation Department: Oregon Heritage: Financial Assistance
Our board president and chair, Eric Furlong, can be seen in the video above talking about how the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association can contribute to the efforts to restore this historic building. Go to KOIN’s website for the full story.