Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission


Regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Development building, 215 D Street 


  • Michelle Bly (Chair)
  • Bret Gile (Vice Chair)
  • Patti Brockman
  • Greg Follett
  • Dennis Ohrtman 
  • Vikky Ross
  • Patrick Showers
  • Vacant 1
  • Vacant 2
  • Cari Miller, Council Liaison

Lewiston Orchid Awards 2019 -Award Winners

  • Elizabeth Gossard Coleman -Contribution to Historic Preservation
  • Happy Day Corporation Inc. - Contribution to Historic Preservation
  • James Jameson - Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • Jamie Knudson  Preservation-Sensitive New Construction
  • Jeri McGuire - Friend of Preservation
  • International Order of Oddfellows Hall - Contribution to Historic Preservation
  • Newberry Square - Contribution to Historic Preservation
  • Paul Stewart - Friend of Preservation

Orchid Awards are presented in the summer of each year to honor the actions of those individuals and businesses who invest both their financial and intellectual capital to preserve our community‚Äôs heritage.  For 2019 an event will be held on September 14th, to honor the award winners who have made positive contributions to historic preservation.  The venue is at 0306 3rd Street (Heritage House behind the Museum) in downtown Lewiston.  Local historian, Steven Branting, will talk on "Little Bubbles Finally Reaching the Surface".  The event starts at midday until 2pm.

Press Release:  Link

This link will take you to the photographs taken of the award ceremony in 2018: Award Ceremony Photographs

Potlatch No:1 Credit Union has agreed to sponsor the Lewiston Orchid Awards for 2019.  The Historic Preservation Commission and staff thank the Community Sponsor for their kind generosity.

The Carnegie Library is on the National Register of Historic Places

The Carnegie Library nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and Sites has been approved June 13, 2018.  The Carnegie Library was built in 1904 and located in the northern section of Pioneer Park. Next steps are to look for funding that can help with it's rehabilitation using grants and local private partnerships.  Congratulations to all those who were involved with this prestigious nomination. 

Here is the link to the Carnegie Library Nomination.