Liz Carter

Liz Carter is a sixth-generation Oregonian with roots in southern Oregon. Since graduating from the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program in 1994, she has worked in both the public and private sectors in the field of preservation, and now teaches at the University of Oregon and works as a private consultant.

Author's Entries

  • Applegate House

    The Charles and Melinda Applegate House in Yoncalla is the oldest known residence in Oregon that has remained in continuous family ownership since its construction. As one of the most authentic of Oregon’s remaining pioneer houses, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The house, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Daniel Christian III House

    Built in about 1855, the simple and unassuming Daniel and Catherine Christian House is the oldest remaining residence in Eugene and one of the city’s last tangible links to Oregon's territorial period. Still located within the bounds of its original 209-acre donation land claim, the building’s now-urban setting belies the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • North Palestine Baptist Church (Benton County)

    Modest country churches are rare on the twenty-first century Oregon landscape. The North Palestine Baptist Church in Adair Village, built in about 1883 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2013, is one such building. Acknowledged for its simple, elegant blend of Classical Revival and Gothic …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Waldo House

    The Daniel and Melinda Waldo House, constructed in 1854 in the Waldo Hills, east of Salem near present-day Macleay, was the home of the Waldo family who came to Oregon from Missouri with the Great Migration of 1843. They settled their 640-acre Donation Land Claim that year and built …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • West Union Baptist Church (Washington County)

    The West Union Baptist Church, established in 1853, is one of the earliest surviving examples of a pioneer-era church in Oregon. Located in the unincorporated community of West Union in Washington County, north of the Sunset Highway and adjacent to Hillsboro, the meetinghouse is recognized as a prime example …

    Oregon Encyclopedia