At this month’s meeting, Kuri Gill of the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office came in and gave a terrific presentation on historical districts. Among other things, she discussed what some cities around the state have been doing with their historic districts and various public education options, such as walking tour brochures, phone apps, and interactive maps. She also commented that she had noticed on her drive to the meeting that Gladstone has a large number of historic buildings.
Posts are written by members of the Gladstone Historical Society.
Photo: 1900 photo showing one of the many pear orchards that were a popular crop in early Gladstone. Center background is the Cason/Cross house. Right is possibly the "Little Red Schoolhouse", located at the southwest corner of Gladstone Park and part of the original Cason land claim.