Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Iron Furnace project to get national honor


The restoration of the Oswego Iron Furnace in Lake Oswego will be honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The project is one of 22 award winners that will be honored by the National Trust during its 2012 National Preservation Conference in Spokane on Friday.

The preservation of the Oswego Iron Furnace began in 2003 with volunteers providing hours of research and planning. After the volunteers' findings were presented to the Lake Oswego City Council, the members voted to fund the $918,000 restoration. The project has spurred continued activity for historic preserveration in Lake Oswego.

Receiving recognition will be Pioneer Waterproofing of Portland, the city of Lake Oswego, Historic Furnace Task Force and Miller Consulting Engineers.