Location of Multnomah County in Oregon
Location of Multnomah County in Oregon

The following list presents the full set of National Register of Historic Places listings in Multnomah County, Oregon. However, please see separate articles (links below) for listings in each of Portland's six quadrants.

The National Register of Historic Places recognizes buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts 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 over one-fourth of those are found in Multnomah County. In turn, the large majority (over 90%) of the county's National Register entries are situated within Portland.

This list includes only sites within Multnomah County but outside the municipal boundaries of Portland. While some sites appear in this list (and corresponding lists for neighboring counties) showing "Portland" as a general locality, based on their mailing addresses, they are nevertheless beyond city limits.

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

Current listings

Portland

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Locator map showing five of Portland's six quadrants. Click a quadrant to go to its National Register list. (South Portland listings are included on the Southwest Portland list.)

Over 500 National Register listings lie within the municipal boundaries of Portland. Although all of these sites lie within Multnomah County, their sheer number makes it prohibitive to include them all in the same table. To find detailed listings for each of Portland's six quadrants, click on a link below or on the map at the right.

Lists by quadrant: NorthNortheastNorthwestSoutheastSouth and Southwest

Outside Portland

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Roy E. and Hildur L. Amundsen House
July 15, 2019
(#100004161)
477 NW Overlook Avenue
45°30′03″N 122°26′34″W / 45.500910°N 122.442890°W / 45.500910; -122.442890 (Roy E. and Hildur L. Amundsen House)
Gresham Built in 1961, this house is a highly intact example of a home designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. An almost complete expression of Wright's principles for Usonian homes, it was designed by the son of the original owners while he was an architecture student, and hand-built by him and his grandfather.[7]
2 Emanuel and Christina Anderson House
May 22, 2005
(#05000448)
1420 SE Roberts Avenue
45°29′11″N 122°25′01″W / 45.486338°N 122.416815°W / 45.486338; -122.416815 (Emanuel and Christina Anderson House)
Gresham
3 Rae Selling Berry Garden and House
December 31, 2002
(#02001637)
11505 S Summerville Avenue[a]
45°26′33″N 122°39′43″W / 45.442380°N 122.661900°W / 45.442380; -122.661900 (Rae Selling Berry Garden and House)
Portland
4 Bonneville Dam Historic District
April 9, 1986
(#86000727)
Between Interstate 84 and Washington State Route 14
45°38′29″N 121°56′41″W / 45.641380°N 121.944600°W / 45.641380; -121.944600 (Bonneville Dam Historic District)
Bonneville (and North Bonneville, Washington) Built in the 1930s to harness the Columbia River for power generation, this was the first hydroelectric dam with a hydraulic drop sufficient to produce 500,000 kW of hydropower. The NHL district covers the dam and other elements of the federal dam project, including the #1 powerhouse, navigation lock, fish ladder, and hatchery.[8]
5 Bybee–Howell House
November 5, 1974
(#74001716)
13901 NW Howell Park Road
45°38′29″N 122°49′08″W / 45.641375°N 122.818872°W / 45.641375; -122.818872 (Bybee–Howell House)
Sauvie Island
6 Columbia River Highway Historic District
December 12, 1983
(#83004168)
Roughly along the south side of the Columbia River[b]
45°32′23″N 122°14′39″W / 45.539747°N 122.244119°W / 45.539747; -122.244119 (Columbia River Highway Historic District)
Troutdale to The Dalles Constructed between 1913 and 1922, this was the first scenic highway in the United States. Designed specifically to provide visitors access to the most outstanding of the scenic features of the Columbia River Gorge, the highway is also an outstanding example of modern highway development for its pioneering advances in road engineering.[9][10]
7 Elliott R. Corbett House
October 3, 1996
(#96001070)
1600 S Greenwood Road[a]
45°26′01″N 122°39′43″W / 45.433669°N 122.662073°W / 45.433669; -122.662073 (Elliott R. Corbett House)
Portland vicinity This 1915 Colonial Revival house is one of the finest examples of the residential work of Whitehouse and Fouilhoux, one of Portland's leading architecture firms in the second decade of the 20th century. It also represents the origins of the Dunthorpe neighborhood as a country-style suburb for Portland's elite.[11]
8 H. L. and Gretchen Hoyt Corbett House
February 28, 1991
(#91000129)
1405 S Corbett Hill Circle[a]
45°26′19″N 122°39′50″W / 45.438562°N 122.663987°W / 45.438562; -122.663987 (H. L. and Gretchen Hoyt Corbett House)
Portland
9 Maurice Crumpacker House
October 23, 1992
(#92001378)
12714 S Iron Mountain Boulevard[a]
45°25′59″N 122°39′30″W / 45.433017°N 122.658370°W / 45.433017; -122.658370 (Maurice Crumpacker House)
Portland vicinity
10 Fairview City Jail
May 23, 2016
(#16000290)
120 1st Street
45°32′22″N 122°26′01″W / 45.539395°N 122.433726°W / 45.539395; -122.433726 (Fairview City Jail)
Fairview
11 Roy and Leola Gangware House
February 23, 1990
(#90000284)
4848 SW Humphrey Boulevard
45°30′17″N 122°43′35″W / 45.504596°N 122.726419°W / 45.504596; -122.726419 (Roy and Leola Gangware House)
Portland
12 William Gedamke House
November 13, 1989
(#89001970)
1304 E Powell Boulevard
45°29′52″N 122°25′06″W / 45.497678°N 122.418444°W / 45.497678; -122.418444 (William Gedamke House)
Gresham Prominently located near Gresham's original business core, this house is one of the finest expressions of the Queen Anne style in the city. It was constructed ca. 1900, about the time the first interurban trains reached Gresham from Portland. The design was based on a widely-circulated 1891 mail-order plan book by George F. Barber.[12]
13 Andreas Graf House
November 13, 1980
(#80003356)
44222 SE Loudon Road
45°30′40″N 122°12′29″W / 45.511019°N 122.208151°W / 45.511019; -122.208151 (Andreas Graf House)
Corbett This house, originally built in the Carpenter Gothic style around 1885, was expanded and transformed into the more fashionable Queen Anne style around 1891. German immigrant Andreas Graf first staked his homestead claim in 1883, building the house using lumber he milled himself. Graf's descendants continued to own the house at least until 2014.[13][14]
14 Gresham Carnegie Library
January 24, 2000
(#99001715)
410 N Main Street
45°30′02″N 122°25′51″W / 45.500532°N 122.430715°W / 45.500532; -122.430715 (Gresham Carnegie Library)
Gresham
15 Charles Hunter Hamlin House
June 7, 2016
(#16000346)
1322 SE 282nd Avenue
45°29′13″N 122°22′20″W / 45.486909°N 122.372295°W / 45.486909; -122.372295 (Charles Hunter Hamlin House)
Gresham
16 Fred Harlow House
February 16, 1984
(#84003078)
726 E Historic Columbia River Highway
45°32′17″N 122°22′57″W / 45.538150°N 122.382532°W / 45.538150; -122.382532 (Fred Harlow House)
Troutdale
17 Pierre Rossiter and Charlotte Hines House
June 20, 2002
(#02000660)
2393 S Military Road[a]
45°26′34″N 122°39′17″W / 45.442694°N 122.654858°W / 45.442694; -122.654858 (Pierre Rossiter and Charlotte Hines House)
Portland
18 Dr. Herbert H. Hughes House
September 5, 2001
(#01000932)
1229 W Powell Boulevard
45°29′51″N 122°26′40″W / 45.497403°N 122.444565°W / 45.497403; -122.444565 (Dr. Herbert H. Hughes House)
Gresham
19 Joseph Jacobberger Country House
January 24, 2011
(#10001171)
5545 SW Sweetbriar Street
45°29′56″N 122°44′04″W / 45.498889°N 122.734444°W / 45.498889; -122.734444 (Joseph Jacobberger Country House)
Portland Leading Portland architect and civic activist Joseph Jacobberger (1869–1930) designed this Arts and Crafts style house for his family in 1916, and lived in it from 1917 until his death. He resided here through the height of his career, a period during which he designed over 250 commissions that shaped the face of Portland.[15]
20 C. Hunt and Gertrude McClintock Lewis House
March 3, 2015
(#15000054)
11645 S Military Lane[a]
45°26′27″N 122°39′12″W / 45.440781°N 122.653405°W / 45.440781; -122.653405 (C. Hunt and Gertrude McClintock Lewis House)
Portland
21 Louise Home Hospital and Residence Hall
September 10, 1987
(#87001556)
722 NE 162nd Avenue
45°31′41″N 122°29′45″W / 45.528186°N 122.495725°W / 45.528186; -122.495725 (Louise Home Hospital and Residence Hall)
Gresham Hospital built in 1925 that served unwed mothers, pregnant women, and disabled children. The building was erected to address overcrowding in the Albertina Kerr houses in Portland, which offered similar services. The surrounding campus also contained a nursery and educational institute for women.[16]
22 Donald and Ruth McGraw House
September 3, 2001
(#01000935)
1845 S Military Road[a]
45°26′22″N 122°39′35″W / 45.439555°N 122.659709°W / 45.439555; -122.659709 (Donald and Ruth McGraw House)
Portland
23 Multnomah County Poor Farm
June 1, 1990
(#90000844)
2126 SW Halsey Street
45°32′13″N 122°24′24″W / 45.537005°N 122.406784°W / 45.537005; -122.406784 (Multnomah County Poor Farm)
Troutdale
24 Multnomah Falls Lodge and Footpath
April 22, 1981
(#81000512)
Historic Columbia River Highway, northeast of Bridal Veil
45°34′38″N 122°07′02″W / 45.577247°N 122.117218°W / 45.577247; -122.117218 (Multnomah Falls Lodge and Footpath)
Bridal Veil vicinity
25 E. J. O'Donnell House
January 28, 1994
(#93001564)
5535 SW Hewett Boulevard
45°30′16″N 122°44′04″W / 45.504446°N 122.734352°W / 45.504446; -122.734352 (E. J. O'Donnell House)
Portland
26 Charles and Fae Olson House
September 7, 2007
(#07000921)
765 SW Walters Road
45°29′30″N 122°26′02″W / 45.491587°N 122.433768°W / 45.491587; -122.433768 (Charles and Fae Olson House)
Gresham This modern-styled home — designed and hand-built by the novice owner-occupant — embodies the breaks with tradition embraced by the generation returning from World War II. The main outlines of the plan were developed during mail correspondence between Charles Olson and his wife Fae while he was serving in the Pacific, and many features are patterned on the books and magazines available to him.[17][18]
27 David and Marianne Ott House
April 20, 2015
(#15000167)
2075 SE Palmblad Road
45°28′57″N 122°24′14″W / 45.482434°N 122.403952°W / 45.482434; -122.403952 (David and Marianne Ott House)
Gresham
28 John V. G. Posey House
October 17, 1990
(#90001517)
2107 S Greenwood Road[a]
45°26′11″N 122°39′26″W / 45.436487°N 122.657336°W / 45.436487; -122.657336 (John V. G. Posey House)
Portland
29 Dr. A. E. and Phila Jane Rockey House
December 2, 1985
(#85003036)
10263 S Riverside Drive[a]
45°27′03″N 122°39′37″W / 45.450730°N 122.660399°W / 45.450730; -122.660399 (Dr. A. E. and Phila Jane Rockey House)
Portland
30 Percy A. Smith House
February 22, 1991
(#91000135)
1837 S Greenwood Road[a]
45°26′11″N 122°39′38″W / 45.436369°N 122.660433°W / 45.436369; -122.660433 (Percy A. Smith House)
Portland
31 Stanley C. E. Smith House
June 19, 1991
(#91000796)
1905 S Greenwood Road[a]
45°26′11″N 122°39′31″W / 45.436441°N 122.658480°W / 45.436441; -122.658480 (Stanley C. E. Smith House)
Portland vicinity
32 Springdale School
October 25, 2011
(#11000771)
32405 E Historic Columbia River Highway
45°31′10″N 122°19′46″W / 45.519390°N 122.329580°W / 45.519390; -122.329580 (Springdale School)
Corbett vicinity [19]
33 Sunken Village Archeological Site (35MU4)
December 20, 1989
(#89002455)
Address restricted[c][20]
Sauvie Island The archeological remains of this Chinookan village are unusually well preserved. This cosmopolitan people's complex hunter-gatherer economy and extensive trade network allowed them to establish one of the highest population densities in aboriginal North America, yet they left very few physical remains. The site has been subject to erosion and looting, problems which have been ameliorated by a protective layer of riprap.[21][22]
34 Troutdale Methodist Episcopal Church
September 9, 1993
(#93000921)
302 SE Harlow Street
45°32′21″N 122°23′10″W / 45.539180°N 122.386155°W / 45.539180; -122.386155 (Troutdale Methodist Episcopal Church)
Troutdale
35 View Point Inn
February 28, 1985
(#85000367)
40301 NE Larch Mountain Road
45°31′59″N 122°14′55″W / 45.532949°N 122.248482°W / 45.532949; -122.248482 (View Point Inn)
Corbett Set on a high promontory with a sweeping view of the Columbia River Gorge, this is the only remaining example of several fashionable resort inns that developed in conjunction with the Columbia River Highway in the 1910s and 1920s. In addition to illustrating the rise of automobile touring in the United States, it is also the only inn produced by prominent Portland architect Carl L. Linde.[23]
36 Vista House
November 5, 1974
(#74001705)
Historic Columbia River Highway
45°32′22″N 122°14′40″W / 45.539579°N 122.244401°W / 45.539579; -122.244401 (Vista House)
Crown Point
37 Whidden–Kerr House and Garden
October 13, 1988
(#88001039)
11648 S Military Lane[a]
45°26′29″N 122°39′08″W / 45.441435°N 122.652169°W / 45.441435; -122.652169 (Whidden–Kerr House and Garden)
Portland This 1901 house and carriage house, designed by William M. Whidden for himself and his family, is the "best expression" of the Prairie School by Whidden and Lewis, one of Portland's most prominent architectural firms of the period. Whidden's extensive gardens were further developed by Thomas and Mabel Kerr after they acquired the estate in 1911.[24]
38 Theodore B. Wilcox Country Estate
February 19, 1993
(#93000019)
3707 SW 52nd Place
45°29′46″N 122°43′46″W / 45.496238°N 122.729535°W / 45.496238; -122.729535 (Theodore B. Wilcox Country Estate)
Portland
39 Jacob Zimmerman House
June 5, 1986
(#86001226)
17111 NE Sandy Boulevard
45°32′55″N 122°29′14″W / 45.548621°N 122.487182°W / 45.548621; -122.487182 (Jacob Zimmerman House)
Gresham

Former listings

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Description
1 Bethel Baptist Church April 15, 1982[25][26]
(#82003740)
April 18, 2006 101 S. Main Street
Gresham
2 Lewis H. Mills House February 21, 1997[27]
(#97000135)
May 24, 2010 1350 S Military Place[a]
45°26′24″N 122°39′59″W / 45.43992°N 122.6663°W / 45.43992; -122.6663 (Lewis H. Mills House)
Portland

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m This property as listed on the National Register has a Southwest Portland address. The address shown has been updated to reflect the creation of the new South Portland addressing area on May 1, 2020.
  2. ^ The Columbia River Highway Historic District is a linear district with the Sandy River Bridge, Troutdale, at its west end, and the Chenoweth Creek Bridge, The Dalles, at the east end. See also Hood River and Wasco counties.
  3. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this resource. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in other cases it is restricted at the request of the owner.

References

  1. ^ National Park Service (1997), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation (PDF), National Register Bulletins, retrieved December 17, 2008.
  2. ^ National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, 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. ^ a b 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. ^ Donovan-Boyd, Adrienne (October 3, 2018), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Amundsen, Roy E. and Hildur L., House (PDF), archived (PDF) from the original on April 28, 2021, retrieved April 27, 2021.
  8. ^ National Park Service, National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database, archived from the original on June 6, 2004, retrieved October 14, 2007
  9. ^ Smith, Dwight A. (October 3, 1983), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Columbia River Highway Historic District (PDF), OCLC 12786411, retrieved July 15, 2014.
  10. ^ National Park Service, National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database, archived from the original on June 6, 2004, retrieved July 15, 2014.
  11. ^ Tess, John M. (February 26, 1996), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Corbett, Elliott R., House (PDF), retrieved February 14, 2013.
  12. ^ Christensen, Christina M. (December 15, 1988), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Gedamke, William, House (PDF), retrieved November 15, 2014[permanent dead link].
  13. ^ Graff, Juanita (October 14, 1979), National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Graf (Andreas) House (PDF), retrieved October 27, 2014.
  14. ^ City of Portland, PortlandMaps, retrieved November 15, 2014.
  15. ^ Smith, Valerie Taylor; Kaser, Cara (November 2010), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Jacobberger, Joseph, Country House (PDF), retrieved March 22, 2013.
  16. ^ Keizur, Christopher (October 25, 2017). "A legacy of providing aid to the most vulnerable". The Outlook. Gresham, Oregon: Pamplin Media Group. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  17. ^ Olson, Gregg (April 29, 2007), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Olson, Charles and Fae, House (PDF), retrieved September 26, 2014.
  18. ^ Franzen, Robin (May 26, 2008), "Building their American dream in a time of war", The Oregonian, Portland, retrieved September 26, 2014.
  19. ^ Stuart, Patience (July 2011), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Springdale School (PDF), retrieved March 17, 2012.
  20. ^ Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997.
  21. ^ National Park Service, National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database, archived from the original on June 6, 2004, retrieved October 19, 2007
  22. ^ Bogan, David (2006), "Sauvie Island's "Sunken Village" - A Special Place Forever Preserved?" (PDF), Cultural Heritage Courier, 2006 (2), archived from the original (PDF) on February 7, 2007, retrieved February 14, 2009.
  23. ^ Dodds, Linda (June 30, 1984), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: View Point Inn (PDF), National Park Service, retrieved September 29, 2013
  24. ^ Demuth, Kimberly; Lakin, Kimberly (August 15, 1987), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Whidden-Kerr House and Garden (PDF), retrieved September 27, 2013.
  25. ^ "Bethel Baptist Church (Gresham, Oregon)". Oregon State Historic Preservation Office / University of Oregon. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  26. ^ "National Park Service: National Register of Historic Places; Annual Listing of Historic Properties" (PDF). 48 (1). Federal Register. March 1, 1983: 8659. Retrieved September 29, 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  27. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 2/17/97 Through 2/21/97". National Park Service. February 28, 1997. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
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