Preserving Neighborhood Schools

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently published a series of recommendations for preserving community centered schools. Their suggestions might come in handy for those advocating to preserve Portland area high schools and for anyone interested in keeping their neighborhood schools open and active. These schools are so often a major part of neighborhood fabric. It is important that they be maintained or, in some cases, find new uses that make them more accessible to the public and increase their benefits to the surrounding community. Click Here for more on the National Trust’s recommendations for community schools and to download their report Helping Johnny Walk to School. There’s even a picture of our very own Grant High School in the report.


Filed under Historic Preservation, Schools

2 responses to “Preserving Neighborhood Schools

  1. Should I just not worry about Marshall High School, or should we as preservationists care about non-contributing schools?

  2. The plan as I understand it is for Marshall to become a “focus school” open to students district-wide. Is that an acceptable adaptation of the school?

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