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Proposed new monopole in Salem (634038 bytes)Starting in 2017, HPNW shifted its focus to cemetery preservation. Since then, we have repaired over 500 headstones. We do stone restoration, such as leveling, resetting, cleaning, and repair of grave markers. We also do marker inventory, mapping, and long-term planning for cemeteries. The hands-on work, coupled with planning for the future, suits our ethos well.

Link to HPNW facebook pageWe post work examples on our HPNW facebook page. It is the best place to see our current work displayed and described. We post around one example per week, so if you "like" us on facebook, you will see our work samples in your feed.

Proposed new monopole in Salem (634038 bytes)We also put on cemetery workshops sponsored by the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC). Here are some of our handouts for cemetery workshops:

Marker inventory form  (0.08 mb)
Cleaning guidelines  (0.3 mb)
Resetting guidelines  (0.5 mb)
Releveling guidelines  (0.4 mb)
Repair guidelines  (0.4 mb)
Bracing guidelines  (2.2 mb)
Styles and bibliography  (0.4 mb)

So far, we have done work for the following cemeteries repairing over 500 grave markers:

Brookside Cemetery, Dayton, Oregon
Mt Union Cemetery, Philomath, Oregon
Eugene Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Oregon
Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene, Oregon
St Helens Masonic Cemetery, St Helens, Oregon
Corvallis IOOF Pioneer Cemetery, Corvallis, Oregon
Coburg IOOF Pioneer Cemetery, Coburg, Oregon
Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Oregon
Fairview Cemetery, Scappoose, Oregon
Lafayette Masonic Cemetery, Lafayette, Oregon
Dallas Cemetery, Dallas, Oregon
Logtown Cemetery, Ruch, Oregon
Jefferson Pioneer Cemetery, Jefferson, Oregon

Below is a sample of our work in 2017-18 for the Brookside Cemetery in Dayton, Oregon. We repaired 19 stones, mapped the cemetery, inventoried all of the markers in the cemetery, and created a 10-year cemetery preservation plan for the city:

Brookside Preservation Plan.pdf  (6.5 mb)
Appendix B Inventory.pdf
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Appendix C Inventory maps.pdf  (18.8 mb)
Appendix D Markers repaired.pdf  (29.0 mb)
Appendix G Marker inventory form.pdf  (0.05 mb)

Click on the above links to begin a download of a PDF-version of the reports.  These files are in an Adobe Acrobat format.  If you don't have Adobe Acrobat, you can download it for free from Adobe

Modified: 03/23/2022