'Slightly unbelievable': Historic Oregon schoolhouse saved from demolition arrives at new home

The nearly 100-year-old Carus Historic Schoolhouse in Oregon City narrowly escaped demolition. Now its two-month journey to a new home is complete.

OREGON CITY, Ore. — In Oregon City, the Carus Historic Schoolhouse has a new home. The landmark affectionately known as the “old white building” was built in 1926. It stayed in the same location on South Carus Road even after a new Carus Elementary School was built nearby to replace it.

It may have remained there forever, had the Canby School District not decided to expand its parking lot. The district had planned to demolish the two-room building July 1, but a group of

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