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WOW Hall Historic Streetlamp Reception & Dedication
March 26 • 6:00 pm• Free
On Monday, March 26, at 6:00 pm the Community Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) will hold a Reception and Dedication in celebration of the installation of two authentic Historic City of Eugene Streetlamps in the public right-of-way surrounding the historic Woodmen of the World Hall (W.O.W. Hall) at 291 West 8th Avenue (8th and Lincoln). Following the reception a Dedication Ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm until the streetlamps go on at 7:32 pm PDT. The dedication will feature the unveiling of a plaque honoring those whose donations made the Woodmen of the World Hall Historic Streetlamp Restoration Project possible.
These streetlamps were present around the W.O.W. Hall and downtown Eugene from the early 20th Century until the late 1950’s. Their installation represents the first step in the CCPA’s efforts to restore the historic landscape at 8th and Lincoln. The City of Eugene Historic Review Board and the Downtown Neighborhood Association became partners with the CCPA in mounting the project. “Pioneer” donors who helped finance the purchase of the streetlamps were the staff of KLCC-FM, the staff of KRVM-FM, Gayle and Mike Chisholm, and Aaron Dietrich, Laura Hood and River Dietrich. The CCPA received a City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grant of $10,000.00. Additional major donors include Pam Whyte, Ron Saylor, Thomas Link and John Crawford. David Stuck Electric provided a substantial contribution of donated professional services and provided the electrical infrastructure. Saylor Painting donated storage of the streetlamp standards pending installation. City of Eugene staff members, City Engineer Steve Gillespie and Cindy Koehler provided special assistance along with numerous City of Eugene planning, permit and public works staff. Excavation was provided by Scott Maskell and Cameron Clark. Concrete work was provided by Dynasty Concrete. Restoration and installation was provided by ASF Ironworks. The project has been coordinated by Jonathan M. Pincus, M-Arch and Katy Vizdal with special assistance from Aaron Dietrich and Gayle Chisholm — all of whom donated professional or in-kind services. This event will also highlight the CCPA’s call for contributions toward the installation of the two additional historic streetlamps awaiting restoration. Donors who contribute $500.00 or more will be honored on the next lamp to be installed.
For additional information on donating to the project please contact Jonathan Pincus at firstname.lastname@example.org. For event information please contactthe CCPA-W.O.W. Hall at 541-687-2746 or email@example.com