Preservation Round-Up: Vino Edition

Posted on: December 16th, 2010 by Alex Baca

Calling all wine collectors (image by Flickr User p medved).

Good morning, Nation! Here’s your Thursday Preservation Round-Up, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s twice-weekly digest of preservation news and tidbits from around the country. It's a slow news day today, so we apologize in advance for a light round-up.

This really expensive storage unit in Southeast Portland is much, much more than a place you hit up when you're moving. A $3.8 million investment turned the warehouse into a specialty wine storage space: "Rose City Self Storage & Wine Vaults -- a completely indoor operation -- features 849 storage units, including a full basement of wine lockers maintained at the optimum climate. The basement also features a community tasting room. The upper floors are carpeted and feature replicas of Southeast Portland street signs. Open wooden beams give the building a rustic feel, but a state-of-the art security system is in place...The building, 111 S.E. Belmont St., is in the shadow of the Morrison Bridge and in the heart of the Central Eastside Industrial District, an area that McClish feels is ready to take off."

We can now refer to smartly-planned non-urban neighborhoods as "prefurbia" (get it? Preferred suburbia?). Preservation is political. We measured this year in the places that matter to you. Also, our Austin Unscripted project bored into your soul.

With that, enjoy your Thursday! Got any tips, news, or otherwise preservation-related fluff? We’d love to include it in the next round. Send us your links on Twitter and Facebook, and maybe you’ll see it here next week!

Alex Baca, a senior at the University of Maryland, is an intern in the Online Communications department at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and also at the Washington City Paper.

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