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Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Program Explores Oregon Coast Architecture
|Newport's Burrows House
(Newport, Oregon) - Is it possible to read a house like
a book, gleaning meaning and insight from its architecture and personality?
Does the way that we site and build our homes speak to cultural and social
Sunday, September 21, at 2:30 p.m. Diana Coogle will explore
these questions using extensive visuals of homes that have been built
and homes that have been imagined. Her talk, "Reading Houses: What
Architecture Tells Us About Ourselves," will follow the annual meeting
of members of the Society. It will be held at the Carriage House, next
to the Burrows House Museum in Newport. The program is free, and the community
is invited to attend.
|Diana Coogle will present "Reading Houses: What Architecture
Tells Us About Ourselves"
Coogle also will include a discussion of the Burrows House,
which is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a historical museum. The
Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895 by Susan and John Burrows. The
house was built about where Newport's West Coast Bank is located at Alder
and Hwy. 101. At the time, it was isolated and surrounded by dense shorepine.
Its location between the Bayfront and Nye Beach earned it the nickname,
"The Half-Way House." Over the years it was used as a boarding
house, a home, and a funeral parlor. The Bank of Newport purchased the
property in 1976 and donated the house to the Lincoln County Historical
Society which moved the building to its current location. The building
officially became a museum with an open house and dedication on Sunday,
September 24, 1978.
grew up in Georgia but moved to Oregon in the late '60s. She built her
own house in the Siskiyou Mountains in the late 70s and still lives there.
She has been a popular commentator for Jefferson Public Radio since she
began broadcasting in 1981. Her first book of collected commentaries,
Fire from the Dragon’s Tongue, was a finalist in the 1999 Oregon
Book Awards. Living with All My Senses: 25 Years of Life on the Mountain
and An Explosion of Stars followed respectively in 2001 and 2005. Her
play Ollie, Barbara, and the Four Tea Leaves, was a finalist in the Jackie
White Memorial National Children¹s Playwriting contest.
|Newport's bayfront district at its beginning, over 100 years ago
Coogle has taught writing at the University of Oregon,
Rogue Community College, and Gothenburg University in Sweden. Coogle graduated
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University, was a Woodrow
Wilson Teaching Fellow, studied in France and at Harvard University, and
earned her M.A. at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar.
The Lincoln County Historical Society, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history
of the central coast, administers the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums,
at 545 SW Ninth St., Newport. Summer hours for the museums and gift stores
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Monday. Admission is free; donations
are appreciated. For more information, call 541-265-7509.
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