Andrea Blaser is a senior project manager, architectural historian, and historian at Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc., a cultural resources consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. Born and raised in the Willamette Valley, Andrea studied art history and historic preservation at the University of Oregon. She has over 15 years of experience documenting the built environment of the Pacific Northwest.
Burnett Site (Lake Oswego)
The Burnett Site (35CL96), located on a terrace above the Willamette River in a private residential neighborhood within the City of Lake Oswego, is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Pacific Northwest, dating back to the transition from the Late Pleistocene to the Early Holocene. Over 7,000 prehistoric artifacts were recovered and analyzed …
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility
The MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn is one of five correctional facilities overseen by the Oregon Youth Authority. Established in 1926 as the Woodburn School for Boys, MacLaren was built to alleviate overcrowding at the state’s first correctional institution for boys, the Oregon State Reform School in Salem. …