Libby Provost

Elizabeth Provost is a historian in Portland, Oregon, working for Historical Research Associates, Inc. Her work focuses on architectural history and interpretative projects, specializing in creative mitigation. She earned her master's in history from Portland State University, emphasizing in public history studies. Provost serves on the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Author's Entries

  • Forest Park

    Forest Park is a unique and impressive recreational and scenic area established in Portland as a city park in 1948. The park covers 5,170 forested acres within the city limits, is roughly one mile wide and eight miles long, and provides a majestic green backdrop for the city’s west side. …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility

    The Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility in Salem was a prison for Oregon youth for over a hundred years. The publicly owned institution opened as the Oregon State Industrial School for Girls in 1914. Male prisoners were housed there beginning in the 1970s. Hillcrest’s development and the changes it made over …

    Oregon Encyclopedia