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
The Window Store LLC
LaGrande Urban Renewal Agency
Friend’s of LaGrande Main Street