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State fair officials seek to document buildings.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Oregon State Fair officials in Salem are looking for historic photographs and family or individual memoirs of the State Fairgrounds' Poultry Building, Grandstand and Stadium.

"We are hoping individuals will help us preserve the history of these buildings by submitting their photos and their memories," said Katie Cannon, director of the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center.

The Poultry Building, built in 1919, and the Stadium, built in 1921, have each been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.

The Grandstand, also built in 1919, is no longer used because of its deteriorated condition.

However, fair officials plan to salvage as much of the building as possible and incorporate the material into the new multipurpose pavilion scheduled to be in use by early 2005.

Those who wish to volunteer their photographs and stories can mail them to Oregon State Fair Historic Photographs and Stories, 2330 17th St., N.E., Salem, OR 97303.

Photographs will not be returned.

The 2002 Oregon State Fair begins Aug. 22 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 2.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 28, 2002
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