Forest Grove, History

Forest Grove’s historic downtown placed on National Register of Historic Places

The Forest Grove Farmers Market on June 24, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley

An effort to recognize the historic nature of Forest Grove’s downtown has paid off, with the Forest Grove Downtown Historic District being placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced on Tuesday. 

The 9.2-acre district was recommended by Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation to the register during their June 2020 meeting, and the National Park Service approved the nomination in October. 

The district contains . . .

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