A new interactive map of historic structures and locations in Eugene is now available on the City’s website. This new online tool help will increase public awareness and access to information on Eugene’s historical sites. The launch also coincides with the celebration of Eugene’s 150th birthday this year.
The creation of an online map of historical sites was suggested by the City’s Historic Review Board which oversees Eugene’s Historic Preservation program. It was supported in part by a matching grant from the State Historic Preservation Office.
The map identifies sites that are either on the National Register of Historic Places, identified as a City of Eugene Historic Landmark, or have been identified by the Cultural Resource Inventory Program. Over 5000 sites are listed on the map. Users can select the type of sites they are looking for or focus the map on geographic areas of the city to see all sites in that location. By selecting a site, users can access pictures and historic site documents related to that location.
All historic site documents have been digitized and are available online through the interactive map, saving the city and public both time and money. Educators, researchers, and the public will no longer have to come to City offices to access documents on historic locations.