Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

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The 1906 Gustav Freiwald House is one of many historic homes in Portland's Irvington neighborhood. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The office was established in 1967, a year after the U.S. Congress passed the National Historic Preservation Act. Under federal and state mandates, the office manages programs that create opportunities for individuals, organizations and local governments to become directly involved in the protection of significant historic and cultural resources.

The office creates these opportunities through archaeological services, grant programs, planning assistance, tax incentive programs and federal programs such as the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, the Certified Local Government Program and the Oregon Main Street Network collaborate with communities to develop comprehensive revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character and heritage.

The OPRD director is Oregon’s designated State Historic Preservation Officer.


Christine Curran, Heritage Division Manager and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Address: 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-986-0684
Fax: 503-986-0793