Heavy Snows Damage Multiple Historic Buildings in Idaho, Oregon

 

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Photo by Timothy Bishop

Historic property owners across the country contend with fires, floods, tornadoes, landslides, and hurricanes, but it’s rare you’ll hear about major damage and destruction from snow. That’s just the case, though, for many people in small towns and mountain hamlets across Idaho and Oregon in recent weeks. Several historic structures have suffered from a collapsed roof or been reduced to rubble after multiple winter storms dropped several feet of heavy snow and ice. Now owners and preservationists are left scrambling to determine the steps for repair—if that’s even possible.

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