Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States/Oregon

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States
A campaign to improve our coverage of U.S. historic and cultural sites
throughout the month of September.


2017 Event PageDiscussion


Welcome to the guide for Oregonians (and visitors of Oregon) participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States. See the national event page for more information!

Oregon is a coastal U.S. state in the Pacific Northwest known for its diverse landscape of forests, mountains, farms, beaches and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The city of Portland is famed for its quirky, avant-garde culture and is home to iconic coffee shops, boutiques, farm-to-table restaurants and microbreweries. Highlights include Crater Lake National Park, the Native American art in the Portland Art Museum, the Japanese Garden and the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Oregon's history is illustrated through many preserved historic sites and districts. Our goal with this project is to help document these sites through photographs. As a side-bonus to this project, we will also be working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of historic sites in Oregon.

Sites to photograph[edit]

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

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The Wikimedia Commons has a category of National Register of Historic Places in Oregon.

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the federal government's official list of historic places that are deemed worthy of presentation. Wikipedia has all of Oregon's NRHP listings sorted by county, of which there are over 1,400 across Oregon's 36 counties. A very good chunk of these are already photographed - but some are still missing, and some can use better photos or photos taken from new angles.

 List of Oregon NRHP sites >>

National Historic Landmarks in Oregon[edit]

The United States National Historic Landmark lists 17 sites across 13 of Oregon's 36 counties. Explore and document the National Historic Landmarks in Oregon near you.

 List of Oregon NHL sites >>

Local historic sites and districts[edit]

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The Wikimedia Commons has a category of historic districts in Oregon.

In addition to districts denoted by the federal government, many localities in Oregon maintain their own historic sites, landmarks, and districts that aren't designated by the NRHP. Explore whether any local cities by you have their own historic designations separate from the NRHP, and communicate with your local historic societies!

 Oregon Historical Society >>

Interexchange Oregon Historical Sites & Tourist Attractions[edit]

The Interexchange Oregon Historical Sites & Tourist Attractions is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting cross-cultural awareness through work and volunteer exchange programs. For more than 40 years, InterExchange has been connecting young people from all over the world with life-changing international cultural exchange opportunities. See Historical Sites & Tourist Attractions for a full directory of all Oregon's Historical Marker locations, and attractions.

 Oregon Historical Sites & Tourist Attractions >>

Local historic sites and districts[edit]

In addition to historic sites recognized by the federal and state governments, many localities also maintain their own lists of historic sites, landmarks, and districts. Explore whether any local cities by you have their own lists of historical sites (often maintained by local historic societies).

List of local historic site lists:

  • None yet! Feel free to add.

Photo walks[edit]

None yet! We encourage local organizers to host a photowalk to visit local historic sites. If you host one, please list it here.