St. Paul Church

St. Paul Catholic Church (in St. Paul, Oregon) was completely restored after the 1993 Scotts Mill earthquake damaged the 150 year old building. The church was originally built in 1846 by Catholic missionaries and Native Americans. An archeologist helped insure construction did not disturb ancient burial sites. Because of the historic nature of the bricks themselves, great effort was made to use only original bricks in the new construction. This historic restoration was recognized with state and national masonry awards, receiving a First Place International award of Excellence in the Restoration Design Construction category.