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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Creswell Heritage Foundation gives thanks to supporters


November 15, 2018


Some Creswell Heritage Foundation supporters. Standing, from left, are Diana Shumate, Sherry Smith, Pamela Palmer, CHF board member Cheri Spaulding, Mary Seals, CHF board member Mary Ann Howard, Hanna Knopp, CHF board member Verlean McCoy and Gary Mounce. Sitting, from left, are Laurel Henry, CHF board member Patty Birch, Maria Best and Holly Campbell. Not pictured are Helen Hollyer, Susan Bennett, Ken Parramore and Zoe West.

One of the first bylines by this reporter in The Chronicle was a story about the Old Schoolhouse back in October 2016. At that time, council was working to decide whether to sell, demolish or surplus the building.

The history of this little building runs deep, but so did the cost of repairs.

The building, located at 192 S. Second St., is the oldest public building in town and was built by Creswell residents in 1875. It is the only Creswell building on the National Register of Historic Places.

But council said the city didn’t have pockets that deep, nor enough staffing to do the job. The...

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