Kevin Palo
Historic Preservation


Kevin Palo and studentBackground

Originally from Sacramento, CA, Kevin is the owner of Ten Mile Millwork and Ten Mile Restoration. Active in the field of Historic Preservation since 1976, Palo bought his first house in an urban redevelopment district in Sacramento, when the city was bulldozing blocks of old housing stock.
For more than 33 years Palo has worked closely with architects, historical societies, house museums, homeowners, developers and government agencies throughout the western US to provide exact and comprehensive guidance and materials. 
Palo worked primarily in Oregon from 1994 until 2007, when he moved across the Columbia River to Washington's Pacific County. He and his wife are restoring an original National Folk Victorian built c. 1880 in Ilwaco.

The 2011 Washington State Historical Society’s David Douglas Fellowship Award was presented to Palo for his work with the 2010 Fort Worden Windows Restoration Project. Under Kevin's leadership and guidance, sixty-five students enrolled in five separate Port Townsend School of Woodworking classes, over the course of eleven weeks, restored and weatherized more than 100 windows in two buildings at Fort Worden State Park. The classes were offered jointly with Peninsula College and students received certificates for their participation and accomplishments during the project. Project collaborators included Washington State Parks, the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Washington Conservation Corps.

Kevin continues to work as a historical preservation teacher, consultant, contractor and project manager.

For pictures and more details about the Windows Restoration Project  and other classes Kevin has taught, please see our blog:

Websites 10 Mile Planing Mill and Ten Mile Restoration
Phone  503.791.3019
Location Ilwaco, Washington

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