Architectural Heritage Center “Preservation in Action” Award
Nomination for “Balch Farmhouse Relocation & Restoration”
May 30th, 2008
Project Name: Balch Farmhouse Relocation & Restoration (“BHRR”)
Project Address: 3007 NW Wilson St. Portland, Oregon 97210
Timeframe: Relocated in 2003, restoration substantially completed in 2007.
I have great admiration for Karla. As a professional restoration consultant, and before that as an enthusiast, she has done outstanding work on numerous projects. I have always thought that her accomplishments were worthy of recognition, so when I heard the Architectural Heritage Center would be presenting “Preservation in Action” awards, I jump at the chance months ago to nominate one of her projects. I chose the “Balch Farmhouse” because I felt that it best fit all the criteria. I think the nomination I wrote tells an interesting story and highlights many aspects of this project. So I’ve submitted most of here for you to see as well.