Series On Historic Buildings At Coos Bay Library

The final program in Coos Bay library’s Historically Speaking 2012 series will be presented on Thursday, December 20th at 7pm.

“Historical Buildings & Architecture of Coos County” will be the subject of this talk by Hilary Baker. At the turn of the 19th century, communities on the Oregon coast were still being settled and reminiscent of the wild west. Basic original dwellings were built by settlers for shelter and similar structures were erected for commerce. Meanwhile, Europe was already urbanized and industrialized, resulting in more advanced architectural practices. After the railroads came to the Oregon coast, professionally trained architects moved west bringing a more skillful interpretation of traditional and nationally popular styles.

Ms. Baker’s presentation will examine the parallels and contrasts of building types and architectural styles in Coos County with those of other places in the world during that time. The Historically Speaking series is sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library and the Coos Bay Library Foundation. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 541.269.1101 or visit

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.