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Historic District Maps

Downtown Medford
Downtown Medford

Historic Preservation Overlay:

The purpose of Medford Historic Preservation Overlay is to pro­tect, enhance, perpetuate, and improve those buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts that are of local, regional, statewide, or national historic significance.

The Historic Preservation Overlay is intended to:

  1. Affect and accomplish the protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and improvement of such buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts that represent elements of Medford’s cultural, social, economic, political, or architectural history;
  2. Safeguard Medford’s historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage as embodied in such buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts;
  3. Complement the National Historic Preservation Act and National Register of Historic Places;
  4. Encourage private owners and public citizens to understand the value of such buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts, thus creating incentives for preservation;
  5. Foster civic pride in the beauty and  accomplishments of the past;
  6. Protect and enhance Medford’s visitor and tourist attractions, and support and stimulate business and industry;
  7. Promote the use of such buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts for the education, pleasure, and public welfare of the residents of Medford;
  8. Further the provisions of Statewide Planning Goal 5 (to protect natural resources and conserve scenic and historic areas and open spaces); and
  9. Implement the Medford Comprehensive Plan.

Historic Districts (Residential and Commercial)

Historic Sites and Districts

Potential Historic Resources

Additional Department Information

Planning Department Contacts

200 South Ivy Street, Lausmann Annex, Room 240
Medford, Oregon 97501
Phone: 541-774-2380
Fax: 541-618-1708
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

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