Municipal Elevator Artwork

This project refurbished artwork lining the walls of the unique Municipal Elevator by using holographic photography to foster appreciation for the rich history of Oregon City.

Blighted Conditions:

  • Historic paintings lining the inside of the municipal elevator were badly damaged and no longer comprehensible, poorly representing the historical importance of Oregon City


  • Digitally archived historic paintings before removing them from the Elevator
  • Installed holographic historic photographs that illustrate the stories of Oregon City's past


  • Economic
    • Elevator ridership has increased 45% since 2008 when the artwork was renovated, now at over 210,000 people a year
    • The Oregon City Municipal Elevator continues to be an important tourist attraction and historic landmark for the City
  • Livability
    • Beautiful historic photography provides another reminder of the rich history of Oregon City
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