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1911 CD Putnam’s Ready Wear Building

Preserving History, Building Community: La Grande Main Street Facilitates Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant for the Restoration of C.D. Putnam's Ready Wear Building

Constructed in 1911 for Stephen Gardinier and his wife Madlin, the CD Putnam's Ready Wear Building in La Grande's Historic District provided a complement to the building next door, the Orpheum Theater. The C.D. Putnam's Ready Wear Building has been an integral part of downtown La Grande for many years.

This diamond in the rough is now polished and shines as brightly as it did in the early 1900s. The owners leveraged several grants, including an Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant to help push the project through to completion.

This project shows the spirit and tenacity of smaller communities bringing preservation as a solution to their main street revitalization. 


Congratulations to the entire project team that made this project possible:

VLT Development LLC

DKA Architecture & Design, PC

Blue Eagle Engineering Company, INC

Quiet Life Construction LLC

State Historic Preservation Office

Air Fusion LLC

Fred Daggett Plumbing LLC

Severson Fire Protection, INC

Fox Electric LLC

Carpet One Floor & Home

Associated Design & Engineering Services LLC

IRS Environmental

The Window Store LLC

LaGrande Urban Renewal Agency

Friend’s of LaGrande Main Street

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