Clatsop Community College has recently purchased a cargo van for the College’s Historic Preservation Program.
The van will be used as a mobile preservation shop for field workshops taught by expert crafts-people that teach students skills in the preservation, restoration, and reconstruction of historic buildings.
The used cargo van has been purchased from Astoria Ford through a grant agreement between the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and CCC, with funds contributed to the Oregon Cultural Trust. The generous cooperation of Astoria Ford also helped make this acquisition possible.
As part of this agreement, the College will conduct various hands-on field workshops geared at training students in many areas of historic preservation. The van will be installed with racks to carry tools and materials from the College to the workshops, conducted by the College’s Historic Preservation program. Along with the van, the grant provided funds for the purchase of various portable hand and power tools and other equipment needed to complete the projects.
The Historic Preservation program provides training and educational opportunities to document, plan, preserve and restore structures in historically accurate ways utilizing both traditional and modern materials and techniques. Students in the program have participated in workshops in window and door restoration, column repair, repair of plaster walls, reconstruction of historic porches, blacksmithing, and deconstruction and salvage of building materials.
For more information, please email Lucien Swerdloff or call 503-338-2301.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
CCC Historic Preservation Students are pictured in front of the cargo van that was purchased through a grant agreement with the State Historic Preservation Office. At a recent workshop, the students removed the wood floor and subfloor from the ca. 1942 Darigold building (in background). Although the Darigold building will soon be deconstructed, the floor will be reinstalled as a shop floor in a future workshop. Submitted photo.