The prints depict “then and now” images from downtown Oregon City; people from Oregon City's past and present; and the construction of the elevator from start to finish. Asbill also designed images that were etched in the Elevator’s Deck floor, and complement the prints.
The project was coordinated by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, led by Executive Director, Cheryl Snow. Steering Committee members are all based in Oregon City and include: Pat Averill, Artist; Chuck Clemans, Arts Advocate; Eli Jimenez, Artist; John Lewis, Public Works Operations Manager; Paula Lewis, Artist; Anne J. Paris, Artist/Writer; Sarrah Torres, Business Owner/Winestock; Nancy Kraushaar, Public Works Director and City Engineer.
To complement the art work and to address growing concerns with safety and to help discourage vandalism, the City initiated additional improvements including repainting the interior walls of the Elevator deck, tunnel and stairs; repainting the Elevator Facade on Railroad Avenue; re-tiling the elevator tunnel; installing security cameras; and installing new lighting.