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Property Name McLoughlin Promenade
Reference Number 14000179
State Oregon
County Clackamas
Town Oregon City
Street Address 7.8 acre park running along Singer Hill bluff, 1 block west of High St.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/15/2014
Areas of Significance Politics/Government, Recreation and Culture, Engineering
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The Mcloughlin Promenade is defined as the walkway, Singer Creek Falls, and the Grand Staircase, along with the Singer Creek underpass, which are all set within historic park lands. Locally significant, the Promenade is eligible under two criteria with three Areas of Significance . As a WPA project, it is significant under Criterion A: Politics/Government for its association with Oregon City's local response to the Great Depression and the resulting New Deal programs that kept Oregonians working through the turbulent 1930s. Also under Criterion A, the Promenade is eligible under the theme of Recreation and Culture for its longtime use as a public park. The Promenade is also significant under Criterion C: Engineering as an excellent example of materials and methods of construction used in rustic stone masonry along transportation routes and on city park sites throughout Oregon in the early 20th Century.

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