LONGVIEW HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
July 20, 2000
Vice-Chairman David Straub called the meeting of the Longview Historic Preservation
Commission to order at 3:16 p.m. in the Small Conference Room at Longview City Hall, 1525
A. Call to Order
Present: John Chilson
David Straub, Vice-Chairman
Not Present: Cam Hanna, Chairman
Staff: Present: Julie Hourcle`, Assistant Planner
Also Present: Marion Otterraaen, Longview Librarian
2. Additions/Changes to Agenda
Ms. Hourcle’ noted a change in the order of the Agenda, moving the
Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural
Landscapes for earlier consideration. She expressed that if the library’s
architect was delayed due to a bid opening, the Country Folk’s Deli
awning installation will also be placed earlier on the agenda.
3. Approval of Minutes of June 15, 2000
Noting that Mr. Hanna was the chairman and therefore would not typically
make a motion, Mr. Freece questioned as to whether or not the minutes
were accurate. Ms. Hourcle’ indicated that her notes show Mr. Hanna
making the motion. After a brief discussion, it was surmised that Mr.
Hanna more than likely made this motion.
On Page 7 under Other Business, Ms. Hourcle’ declared that she did not
include the names of members of the subcommittee to review inventory
features at Lake Sacajawea which John Chilson offered to chair. She
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noted that Sally Kiggins and Dave Straub would serve on this
Mr. Chilson made a motion to approve the minutes of June 15, 2000
as amended. Mrs. Kiggins seconded the motion, which was
Mr. Freece announced that names are being sought for nominations
for the Third Annual Cowlitz County Historical Museum Award.
He gave a brief description of the qualifications, noting that the
deadline for nominations was September 22, 2000. Awards will be
presented after their annual meeting on November 29, 2000.
Ms. Hourcle’ received information from Megan Kelly, the State
Certified Local Government Coordinator, regarding the loss of
designation and alteration of boundaries for districts and property.
Ms. Kelly provided what is done for national register nominations
and Ms. Hourcle’ had these available for review.
Noting that the State Office of Archaeology and Historic
Preservation sent their second newsletter, Ms. Hourcle’ distributed
copies and advised Commission members that she will forward
future newsletters electronically to those with e-mail.
Ms. Hourcle’ gave the Certified Local Government training
schedule, which will be held on Thursday, September 28; the
conference is on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, 2000.
She has not received the cost for this conference yet. Ms. Hourcle’
encouraged Commission attendance of the CLG portion of the
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Archaeology Month – Ms. Hourcle’ suggested partnering with the
Cowlitz County museum for this event. Mr. Freece invited
everyone to their Annual Meeting on September 18, 2000 at the
Oak Tree in Woodland. He noted that their guest speaker would be
speaking on Archaeology regarding the early history of the Gifford-
Pinchot National Forest.
Ms. Hourcle’ advised that a letter from the Historic Preservation
Commission was sent to the Longview City Council regarding the
Commission’s approval of the Lake Sacajawea sculpture location.
Council will be considering this item in the future.
Ms. Hourcle’ handed out an updated Historic Preservation
Commission membership list with current addresses, telephone
numbers and e-mail addresses.
Mr. Freece announced that the Museum Association Conference
and the Washington Museum Association have recently published
a map of museums of Washington. He then handed out several
B. Secretary of Interior Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes
Review and Adoption
Ms. Hourcle’ noted that there were four distinct categories of the guidelines, which she
reviewed briefly: 1) guidelines for preserving cultural landscape; 2) rehabilitation of
cultural landscape; 3) restoring cultural landscape, and 4) reconstruction of cultural
landscape. After brief review and discussion, Dr. Chilson made a motion to approve
the Secretary of Interior Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes. The
motion was seconded by Mr. Edtl and carried unanimously.
Dr. Chilson was asked to explain the Lake Sacajawea inventory project. Dr. Chilson
stated that the original inventory was placed on the National Register around 1985
through 1987. After 1991, changes to the landscaping features, as well as structures were
made. Dr. Chilson feels it is necessary to update this inventory.
Ms. Hourcle’ suggested that this Commission may want to make a decision on which
section these guidelines apply to Lake Sacajawea, either the preservation or the
rehabilitation section. Dr. Chilson did not feel that this Commission was in a position to
make a decision yet. He first wanted to review and summarize the information, then have
a committee go over it and outline the categories. The Commission would then
disseminate the final data.
A Lake Sacajawea Inventory Sub- committee meeting was scheduled at 3:00 on
Thursday, July 27, 2000 at City Hall.
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Dr. Chilson referenced the inventory of Lake Sacajawea and the history prepared by the
Daily News that was distributed to City Council. Dr. Chilson offered to have copies
made available to any Commission members upon request.
Dr. Chilson advised that work has already commenced on the Sunken Gardens at Lake
Sacajawea. He thought it understood that no more work would begin at the lake without
prior review by this Commission. He wondered who at the City was monitoring these
projects. It was brought to his attention that the work was being done in the right of way,
not on private property (for side-walk repair).
C. Certificate of Appropriateness HP 2000-8
(Pre-meeting Site Visit)
Longview Public Library Renovation
City of Longview
Ms. Hourcle’ remarked that a pre-meeting site visit held prior to today’s meeting at 2:00
p.m. at the Longview Public Library. Plans were available during the site visit and the
Stan Lonseth, Architect with Cardwell Thomas & Associates referencing the library’s
renovation plan, outlined the proposed work in detail.
He indicated that the entire building will be cleaned and a certain percentage of the
building will be re-painted.
He noted that there were a few areas where the original terra cotta was beyond repair and
needed to be replaced.
Discussion ensued. City Librarian, Marion Otteraaen, addressed some questions.
The Commission acted by individual motion for each aspect of work as there were many
components of the renovation.
The primary issues which were acted on with conditions which will be noted within the
Certificate of Appropriateness for the 1926 building are as follows:
1. Front Entry Plaza: All stairs to be retained;
2. Front Entry Plaza: Match concrete color and texture on site for walkways;
3. Front Entry Plaza: Submit bench design and material for review;
4. Front Entry Plaza: Submit lamppost design for review;
5. Side attic windows: Retain wood frame in original design, install screen material
in lieu of glass, black louvers shall not be attached to the window but set behind it
so not to be visible from the exterior;
6. Cut in a small gable on the north side of the roof for materials and personnel and
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Lee Edtl made a motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for library
renovation as submitted with the above changes and Sallie Kiggins seconded the motion.
The motion carried unanimously.
D. Certificate of Appropriateness HP-2000-7
Country Folks Deli, Big Four Building
1329 Commerce Ave.
Bonnie and Gary Elsey, Owners
A new front awning is being requested to be installed on the Country Folks Deli, Big Four
Building. A picture of the awning and mechanism, which would allow the awning to retract as
originally installed, was provided with the Certificate of Appropriateness.
Dr. Chilson made a motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Country
Folks Deli, and David Freece seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously passed.
With no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 5:06
Julie Hourcle`, Assistant Planner
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