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                                                                      Closed to the public each Friday

City of Falls City 

299 Mill St.

Falls City, Oregon 97344



Meeting Packets


January 15, 2019

February 19, 2019

October 07, 2019

October 14, 2019


No meetings held in 2018


HLC Meeting April 26, 2017

HLC Meeting February 15, 2017

HLC Meeting February 6, 2017

HLC Meeting Notice February 1, 2017- January meeting extended

HLC Meeting Packet January 23, 2017


HLC Meeting Packet October 20, 2016

HLC Meeting Work Session June 16, 2016

HLC Meeting Canceled May 25, 2016

HLC Meeting Packet April 4, 2016

HLC Meeting March  17, 2016- Cancelled

HLC Meeting Packet Febuary 1, 2016


HLC Neeting Packet October 29, 2015

HLC Meeting Packet Octoboer 6, 2015

HLC Meeting Packet May 6, 2015

HLC Meeting Packet April 7, 2015

HLC Meeting Packet February 3, 2015



HLC Meeting Packet November 5, 2014

HLC meeting Packet October 7, 2014

HLC Meeting Packet September 9, 2014

HLC Metting Packet May 6, 2014



Falls City Poem 1925


"Falls City the Beautiful"


Where the rushing Luckiamute River 

From its canyon makes a sally

Stumbling over cliffs and boulders

Headlong falls into the valley;

Where the valley meets the mountain

On a spot serene and pretty,

Beautiful for situation,

Stands the village of Falls City.


Here the hills are clad in fir trees,

Trimmed with dogwood and maple:

Bright and green through summer

But in autumn gold and purple.

Here the orchards and the vineyards

Yield their bounties without number

And the fir trees on the Mountains

Yield a wealth of longs and lumber.


Here the rushing tumbling waters

Lent to men their strength and might

Turn the wheels of mill and planer

And produce electric light,

Here’s the “center of resources”

Gleaned from the mountain, hill and plain:

Luscious fruits and nuts and berries,

Weaving fields of hay and grain

Far removed from thongs and cities

And the rush and noise and din

Of the busy lanes of commerce.

Lacking, too, their care and pain.

Here surrounded by the mountains,

And the azure dome above;

Men have time for peace and quiet,

Hearts are filled with peace and love.


Do you long for home and neighbors

And the fellowship of friends:

Where abideth peace and plenty,

And contentment, which it lends?

Seek it not in crowded cities

Nor resorts of great reknown;

But, just pack up your belongings

And come here and settle down.


-J.A. Reiber

(As printed in the “Falls

City Enterprise” in

November 1925 – Courtesy of

Mrs. Hope Letterman)

Historic Documents

1997 Historic Resource Survey

The Development of
  Falls City
   1845 to 1965
The Beginnings & My Memories
by Ila Estelle

Falls City, OR as told to

Polk County Historical Society 1978


Clyde F. Bancroft 1903- 1989

Generously donated by Judy Settlemier

Videos of Historical Sites of Falls City

In 2012, The City of Falls City received a grant from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office for a project to be undertaken jointly by the City and Falls City School District #57 to document, by video, historical properties in Falls City. The students investigated each property, conducted community interviews, and prepared videos using equipment purchased through the grant.


The results are amazing!

The High School Historic Property Video project was a first of its kind.  Since the completion of the project, the students and their teacher have been invited to several cities in Oregon to share their inspiring story.  During the summer of 2013, the High School students premiered their work on at outdoor movie screen in the George Kitchin Upper Park to a large audience.  

The Falls

The United Methodist Church

The Doctor's Office 281/304 N. Main Street

The High School 111 N. Main St.


120 South Main Street

150 First St. Street

328 South Main Street


180 Dayton Street


(Check back soon – additional student videos will soon be made available)

Correspondence can be sent to:

City of Falls City

299 Mill Street

Falls City, Oregon 97344

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, fill out the form in the link below. Deliver or mail the completed form to City Hall at the above address.

Committee Application Form

Historic Landmarks Commission


The purpose of historic landmark commission shall be to advise the city council regarding matters in the historic buildings, landmarks, historic preservation planning, historic site acquisition, construction and maintenance, grants acquisition, volunteer coordination, improvements, and the following tasks:

  • Review and make recommendations on historic landmark commission projects.

  • Advise on historic preservation efforts and recommendations.

  • Advise on city historic preservation and promotion activities.

  • Advise on capital improvements to facilitate historic preservation.

  • Troubleshoot historic preservation issues for city improvement projects.

  • Advise on historic preservation rule and policy recommendations.


In addition, the board may advise the council on any matter upon which the council requests guidance.


Commission Members:

Mike McConnell

Guy Mack

Amy Houghtaling

Bruce Garrett

Vacant seat

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