Location of Columbia County in Oregon
Location of Columbia County in Oregon

This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Columbia County, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States.[1] Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide,[2] Oregon is home to over 2,000,[3] and 13 of those are found partially or wholly in Columbia County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted November 15, 2021.[4]

Current listings

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Dr. Charles G. and Lucinda McBride Caples Farmstead
September 21, 2005
1925 1st Street
45°53′25″N 122°48′29″W / 45.890169°N 122.808024°W / 45.890169; -122.808024 (Dr. Charles G. and Lucinda McBride Caples Farmstead)
Columbia City Charles Caples (1832–1906) was the first physician in Columbia County and built this home in 1870. Lucinda McBride Caples (d. 1916) served as a midwife and had family connections to many prominent Oregonians of the period. Charles, Lucinda, and the extended Caples family made important contributions to the early development of the town, including establishment of its first school.[7]
2 Clatskanie IOOF Hall
March 7, 2012
75 S. Nehalem Street
46°06′13″N 123°12′14″W / 46.10363333°N 123.2039611°W / 46.10363333; -123.2039611 (Clatskanie IOOF Hall)
3 Cox–Williams House
November 1, 1982
280 S 1st Street
45°51′45″N 122°47′51″W / 45.862593°N 122.797522°W / 45.862593; -122.797522 (Cox–Williams House)
St. Helens
4 Thomas J. Flippin House
March 7, 1979
620 Tichenor Street
46°06′03″N 123°12′28″W / 46.10074°N 123.2077°W / 46.10074; -123.2077 (Thomas J. Flippin House)
5 John and Carolena Heimuller Farmstead
February 28, 2011
32600 SW J. P. West Road
45°45′18″N 122°53′48″W / 45.754937°N 122.896690°W / 45.754937; -122.896690 (John and Carolena Heimuller Farmstead)
Scappoose vicinity
6 Longview Bridge
July 16, 1982
On Washington Highway 433 spanning the Columbia River
46°05′58″N 122°58′00″W / 46.09934°N 122.9667°W / 46.09934; -122.9667 (Longview Bridge)
7 George F. Moeck House
April 14, 1978
713 B Street, W.
46°05′28″N 122°56′42″W / 46.09115°N 122.9451°W / 46.09115; -122.9451 (George F. Moeck House)
8 Oregon–American Lumber Company Mill Office
December 5, 2002
511 E Bridge Street
45°51′27″N 123°10′52″W / 45.85759°N 123.1811°W / 45.85759; -123.1811 (Oregon–American Lumber Company Mill Office)
9 Portland and Southwestern Railroad Tunnel
August 17, 1981
Along the Scappoose–Vernonia Highway; details of the specific location are restricted.[8]
Scappoose vicinity The Portland and Southwestern Railroad's 1910–1920 construction of this timber-lined tunnel across the Nehalem Divide was an unusual step for a logging railroad, which would typically rely on less permanent infrastructure. The tunnel and rail line were abandoned in 1945 as the timber industry transitioned to log transport by truck.[8]
10 St. Helens Downtown Historic District
October 25, 1984
Roughly Strand, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Cowlitz, and St. Helens Streets, and Columbia Boulevard
45°51′50″N 122°47′56″W / 45.86388°N 122.799°W / 45.86388; -122.799 (St. Helens Downtown Historic District)
St. Helens
11 United States Post Office (Scappoose)
January 31, 2017
52643 Columbia River Highway
45°45′34″N 122°52′43″W / 45.759357°N 122.878648°W / 45.759357; -122.878648 (United States Post Office (Scappoose))
Scappoose This 1966 post office is an intact example of the facilities built by the Post Office Department in the late 1950s and the 1960s. These buildings, mostly of a modest, Modern style, mark a period in post office design between the PWA-led monumental buildings of the Great Depression and the 1971 postal reorganization.[9][10]
12 James Grant Watts House
November 28, 1980
206 SE 1st Street
45°45′22″N 122°52′36″W / 45.75618°N 122.8767°W / 45.75618; -122.8767 (James Grant Watts House)
13 Woodbine Cemetery – Green Mountain Cemetery
August 9, 2001
75900 Larson Road
46°05′56″N 122°59′52″W / 46.09894°N 122.9977°W / 46.09894; -122.9977 (Woodbine Cemetery – Green Mountain Cemetery)
Rainier vicinity

See also


  1. ^ Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 39493977, archived from the original on April 6, 2014, retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. ^ National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, archived from the original on February 1, 2015, retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved August 6, 2015. Note that a simple count of National Register records in this database returns a slightly higher total than actual listings, due to duplicate records. A close reading of detailed query results is necessary to arrive at the precise count.
  4. ^ National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions", retrieved November 15, 2021.
  5. ^ Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  6. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  7. ^ Gaston, Helen (June 16, 2003), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Caples, Dr. Charles G. and Lucinda McBride, Farmstead (PDF), archived (PDF) from the original on March 5, 2018, retrieved March 3, 2018.
  8. ^ a b McCamish, Brian (June 30, 2006). "Portland & Southwestern Railroad and the Nehalem Divide Tunnel". In Search of History Expeditions. Gresham, Oregon. Retrieved April 3, 2009.
  9. ^ Tess, John M. (October 6, 2016), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: United States Post Office [Scappoose] (PDF), archived (PDF) from the original on April 26, 2017, retrieved May 11, 2021.
  10. ^ Tess, John M. (July 12, 2016), National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form: U.S. Post Offices in Oregon, 1940 to 1971 (PDF), archived (PDF) from the original on April 26, 2017, retrieved May 11, 2021.
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