Location of Washington County in Oregon
Location of Washington 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 Washington 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 50 of those are found in Washington County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 30, 2021.[4]

Current listings

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Aloha Farmhouse
September 30, 2014
1080 SW 197th Avenue
45°30′43″N 122°52′45″W / 45.5120°N 122.8791°W / 45.5120; -122.8791 (Aloha Farmhouse)
Beaverton Pietro Belluschi (1899–1994), Oregon's highest-regarded architect of the 20th century, lived in this then-isolated house from 1944 to 1948 during one of the most productive periods of his career. His renovations to the house reflect his ideas in the Northwest Regional style that he helped develop.[7]
2 Beaverton Downtown Historic District
January 7, 1986
Roughly bounded by SW Canyon Road and SW East, Washington, 2nd, and Watson Streets
45°29′15″N 122°48′20″W / 45.4874°N 122.8056°W / 45.4874; -122.8056 (Beaverton Downtown Historic District)
Beaverton Beaverton's downtown commercial core remains largely intact as a pedestrian-oriented business district constructed along the street pattern from the city's earliest plats. Significant buildings include a handful from the city's first decades (1868–1920) and a larger number from the period of profound transformation between the world wars (1920–1940).[8]
3 Silas Jacob N. Beeks House
June 14, 1984
3869 NW Martin Road
45°32′53″N 123°04′28″W / 45.5481°N 123.0744°W / 45.5481; -123.0744 (Silas Jacob N. Beeks House)
Forest Grove vicinity
4 Stephen and Parthena M. Blank House
July 14, 1988
2117 A Street
45°31′17″N 123°06′49″W / 45.5215°N 123.1136°W / 45.5215; -123.1136 (Stephen and Parthena M. Blank House)
Forest Grove Built c. 1858, this house is a prominent example of mid-19th century Greek Revival architecture in Forest Grove. It also exhibits a mix of frame construction techniques of the period. It was relocated a short distance in 1895, and may have been used as a stagecoach inn about that time.[9]
5 M. E. Blanton House
March 2, 1989
3980 SW 170th Avenue
45°29′28″N 122°51′05″W / 45.4910°N 122.8514°W / 45.4910; -122.8514 (M. E. Blanton House)
Aloha This 1912 house, built during the early stages of the suburbanization of the area, is an unusually large and well-preserved example of the Craftsman architecture of the period. The design details, both exterior and interior, are exceptionally intact and richly express the Craftsman style.[10]
6 Clark Historic District
June 1, 2002
Roughly bounded by 18th and 16th Avenues, A and Elm Streets
45°30′57″N 123°06′33″W / 45.5159°N 123.1092°W / 45.5159; -123.1092 (Clark Historic District)
Forest Grove
7 Benjamin Cornelius Jr. House
July 14, 1988
2314 19th Avenue
45°31′05″N 123°06′21″W / 45.5181°N 123.1059°W / 45.5181; -123.1059 (Benjamin Cornelius Jr. House)
Forest Grove This architecturally-important house was built c. 1873 by carpenter Harley McDonald, one of the first settlers to offer architectural services in Oregon, and is one of only two houses designed by McDonald remaining in Forest Grove.[a] Its Italianate form and Gothic details are highly distinctive in the local area.[11]
8 Harry A. Crosley House
September 9, 1993
2125 A Street
45°31′17″N 123°06′50″W / 45.5213°N 123.1138°W / 45.5213; -123.1138 (Harry A. Crosley House)
Forest Grove
9 Doriot–Rider Log House
June 25, 2008
14850 SW 132nd Terrace
45°24′46″N 122°48′44″W / 45.4129°N 122.8122°W / 45.4129; -122.8122 (Doriot–Rider Log House)
10 Dundee Lodge
June 6, 1985
South Road
45°27′34″N 123°11′57″W / 45.4594°N 123.1991°W / 45.4594; -123.1991 (Dundee Lodge)
Gaston vicinity
11 Augustus Fanno Farmhouse
April 5, 1984
8405 SW Creekside Place[12]
45°27′32″N 122°47′36″W / 45.4589°N 122.7932°W / 45.4589; -122.7932 (Augustus Fanno Farmhouse)
Beaverton After emigrating across the Oregon Trail in 1846, Augustus Fanno settled this land claim — the twelfth claim filed at the Oregon City Land Office and the first in what is now Washington County. Fanno built the New England-style farmhouse with neoclassical details in 1859. The farm continued in productive operation until the 1940s, and the family occupied the house until the 1970s.[12]
12 Adam and Johanna Feldman House
February 11, 1993
8808 SW Rambler Lane
45°28′03″N 122°46′03″W / 45.4675°N 122.7675°W / 45.4675; -122.7675 (Adam and Johanna Feldman House)
13 First Church of Christ Scientist
January 21, 1994
1904 Pacific Avenue
45°31′11″N 123°06′49″W / 45.5197°N 123.1136°W / 45.5197; -123.1136 (First Church of Christ Scientist)
Forest Grove
14 Fogelbo House
July 15, 2020
8740 SW Oleson Road
45°27′24″N 122°46′00″W / 45.4566°N 122.7668°W / 45.4566; -122.7668 (Fogelbo House)
15 Forest Grove Downtown Historic District
October 26, 2020
Roughly bounded by one parcel north of 21st Avenue, Ash, 19th, and A Streets
45°31′11″N 123°06′44″W / 45.5196°N 123.1121°W / 45.5196; -123.1121 (Forest Grove Downtown Historic District)
Forest Grove
16 Imbrie Farm
February 15, 1977
4045 NE Cornelius Pass Road
45°32′57″N 122°54′02″W / 45.5492°N 122.9005°W / 45.5492; -122.9005 (Imbrie Farm)
Hillsboro This former farm with buildings dating to 1855 includes an Italian Villa style home, an eight-sided barn, a shed, and several other out-buildings.[13] In 1986, the McMenamins chain bought the farm and converted it into the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse brewpub, which added Imbrie Hall constructed from timbers from Henry Weinhard's Brewery.[14]
17 Belle Ainsworth Jenkins Estate
November 28, 1978
8005 SW Grabhorn Road[12]
45°27′37″N 122°53′29″W / 45.4603°N 122.8914°W / 45.4603; -122.8914 (Belle Ainsworth Jenkins Estate)
Beaverton Ralph and Belle Jenkins began construction on this 68-acre (28 ha) estate in 1912 as an escape from the city. They included fine equestrian facilities, as well as gardens, a greenhouse, an ornamental pool, a tea house, a carriage house, and a water tower. After the Jenkinses died the property changed hands several times, and was finally acquired as a public park in 1976.[12]
18 Zula Linklater House
August 1, 1984
230 NE 2nd Avenue
45°31′28″N 122°59′16″W / 45.5244°N 122.9879°W / 45.5244; -122.9879 (Zula Linklater House)
Hillsboro This Mediterranean style office building in downtown was oringally a residence. Completed in 1923, it was converted into office space in 1984. The structure is built of concrete, wood, and stucco.[15]
19 Isaac Macrum House
August 28, 1998
2225 12th Avenue
45°30′39″N 123°06′29″W / 45.5108°N 123.108°W / 45.5108; -123.108 (Isaac Macrum House)
Forest Grove
20 Manning–Kamna Farm
October 10, 2007
29375 Evergreen Road
45°33′02″N 122°58′45″W / 45.5505°N 122.9791°W / 45.5505; -122.9791 (Manning–Kamna Farm)
Hillsboro The oldest of ten buildings on this farm is the cross-wing western farmhouse that was completed in 1883. Other buildings include a two-story barn, a privy, a woodshed, and a chicken coop, amongst other structures. The farm was settled in the 1850s, with the newest building a garage completed in the 1920s.[16]
21 Andrew Jackson and Sarah Jane Masters House
September 17, 2015
20650 SW Kinnaman Road
45°29′20″N 122°53′23″W / 45.4888°N 122.8897°W / 45.4888; -122.8897 (Andrew Jackson and Sarah Jane Masters House)
22 Malcolm McDonald House
January 14, 2015
7250 Northeast Birch Street
45°31′39″N 122°54′17″W / 45.527398°N 122.904675°W / 45.527398; -122.904675 (Malcolm McDonald House)
23 C. W. Mertz Rental House #2
August 10, 2005
1933 16th Avenue
45°30′52″N 123°06′48″W / 45.51456°N 123.1133°W / 45.51456; -123.1133 (C. W. Mertz Rental House #2)
Forest Grove
24 Thomas Michos House
October 17, 1991
4400 SW Scholls Ferry Road
45°29′19″N 122°44′46″W / 45.48872°N 122.746°W / 45.48872; -122.746 (Thomas Michos House)
25 Oak Hills Historic District
July 10, 2013
Roughly bounded by NW. West Union & Cornell Rds., NW 143rd Ave., Bethany Blvd.
45°32′20″N 122°49′57″W / 45.538931°N 122.832492°W / 45.538931; -122.832492 (Oak Hills Historic District)
Beaverton vicinity
26 Old Scotch Church
November 5, 1974
Scotch Church Road
45°34′22″N 122°59′40″W / 45.57281°N 122.9945°W / 45.57281; -122.9945 (Old Scotch Church)
Hillsboro The Carpenter Gothic-style building was completed in 1878, and expanded in 1905. More expansion occurred in 1940, 1955, 1960, and 1984, including the first indoor restrooms in 1955. The cemetery on the grounds holds the graves of church members as well as local pioneer settlers of the Tualatin Plains, including Joseph Meek.[17]
27 Ole and Polly Oleson Farmhouse
February 22, 1991
5430 SW Ames Way
45°28′51″N 122°44′49″W / 45.48075°N 122.746847°W / 45.48075; -122.746847 (Ole and Polly Oleson Farmhouse)
Portland vicinity
28 Painter's Woods Historic District
May 28, 2009
Centered on 15th Avenue and Birch Street, including portions of 12th, 13th, and 14th Avenues, and Cedar and Douglas Streets
45°30′45″N 123°06′30″W / 45.512435°N 123.108198°W / 45.512435; -123.108198 (Painter's Woods Historic District)
Forest Grove This residential area was the earliest modern subdivision addition to Forest Grove, and represents the town's transition from an agrarian community to a small-urban center. The district includes well-preserved examples of a broad range of architectural styles in currency between 1880 and 1948.[18]
29 John and Elsie Parsons House
August 10, 2005
1825 Mountain View Lane
45°31′04″N 123°04′33″W / 45.51785°N 123.0758°W / 45.51785; -123.0758 (John and Elsie Parsons House)
Forest Grove
30 Harold Wass Ray House
January 21, 1994
5611 NE Elam Young Parkway
45°31′51″N 122°55′20″W / 45.530789°N 122.922297°W / 45.530789; -122.922297 (Harold Wass Ray House)
Hillsboro Designed by Charles W. Ertz, the two-story home was completed in 1935. The Prairie School and Craftsman in style house sits on what was Hawthorn Farm, that later became one of Intel Corporation's campuses. The namesake had made his money from his cannery that became part of Birdseye Frozen Foods.[19]
31 Richard and Helen Rice House
November 29, 2006
26385 NW Groveland Drive
45°34′29″N 122°56′54″W / 45.57477°N 122.9482°W / 45.57477; -122.9482 (Richard and Helen Rice House)
Hillsboro The 1952 home is the main part of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. It was the first ranch style home listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Oregon. The William F. Wayman-designed house was built of Arizona flagstone on the exterior and wood native to Oregon, including curly maple and myrtlewood. The 7,500 square feet (700 m2) home includes an elevator to the basement.[20]
32 Rice–Gates House
September 8, 1980
308 SE Walnut Street
45°31′03″N 122°59′10″W / 45.51755°N 122.986°W / 45.51755; -122.986 (Rice–Gates House)
Hillsboro This Second Empire style residence has a mansard roof with diamond shaped shingles. The roof features a boxed cornice, Gable fronted dormers, and eaves with paired brackets. This 1890 structure has windows topped with an arch, plus include a pediment above each window. A former owner, Harry V. Gates, was a state legislator.[21]
33 James D. Robb House
July 14, 1988
2606 17th Avenue
45°30′57″N 123°06′03″W / 45.51576°N 123.1008°W / 45.51576; -123.1008 (James D. Robb House)
Forest Grove
34 Schanen–Zolling House
December 10, 1985
6750 SW Oleson Road
45°28′15″N 122°44′57″W / 45.470846°N 122.749163°W / 45.470846; -122.749163 (Schanen–Zolling House)
35 Edward Schulmerich House
February 28, 1991
614 E Main Street
45°31′21″N 122°58′49″W / 45.52257°N 122.9804°W / 45.52257; -122.9804 (Edward Schulmerich House)
Hillsboro Completed in 1915, this two-story home in downtown Hillsboro was built for state senator Edward Schulmerich. He was a local merchant who was inspired by Craftsman architecture after a trip to Pasadena, California. The Airplane Bungalow-style house includes a wraparound porch.
36 Shaver–Bilyeu House
February 11, 1993
16445 SW 92nd Avenue
45°24′04″N 122°46′17″W / 45.401°N 122.7714°W / 45.401; -122.7714 (Shaver–Bilyeu House)
37 Albert S. Sholes House
September 2, 1982
1599 S Alpine Street
45°31′09″N 123°03′08″W / 45.51919°N 123.0523°W / 45.51919; -123.0523 (Albert S. Sholes House)
38 Charles Shorey House
June 16, 1989
905 E Main Street
45°31′20″N 122°58′31″W / 45.52224°N 122.9754°W / 45.52224; -122.9754 (Charles Shorey House)
Hillsboro Completed about 1908, the house is situated on land that was once part of a dairy farm. This Queen Anne style structure is a cross-shaped structure featuring the mixture of both a gambrel roof and a gable roof. The two-story home also has features of the Colonial Revival style.[22]
39 Shute–Meierjurgen Farmstead
July 6, 2018
4825 NE Starr Boulevard
45°33′19″N 122°56′14″W / 45.555237°N 122.937170°W / 45.555237; -122.937170 (Shute–Meierjurgen Farmstead)
Hillsboro vicinity
40 Alvin T. Smith House
November 8, 1974
S Elm Street
45°30′16″N 123°06′15″W / 45.50454°N 123.1041°W / 45.50454; -123.1041 (Alvin T. Smith House)
Forest Grove vicinity
41 John Sweek House
November 8, 1974
18815 SW Boones Ferry Road
45°23′03″N 122°45′54″W / 45.384233°N 122.764964°W / 45.384233; -122.764964 (John Sweek House)
42 Dr. W. R. and Eunice Taylor House
August 10, 2005
2212 A Street
45°31′21″N 123°06′50″W / 45.52258°N 123.1139°W / 45.52258; -123.1139 (Dr. W. R. and Eunice Taylor House)
Forest Grove
43 John W. Tigard House
July 20, 1979
10310 SW Canterbury Lane
45°24′53″N 122°47′00″W / 45.4146°N 122.7833°W / 45.4146; -122.7833 (John W. Tigard House)
44 Tualatin Academy
February 12, 1974
2043 College Way
45°31′13″N 123°06′39″W / 45.520405°N 123.110773°W / 45.520405; -123.110773 (Tualatin Academy)
Forest Grove This c. 1850 Colonial Revival building was the earliest home of what grew into Pacific University. Tracing its earliest roots to an orphanage operated by Tabitha Moffatt Brown and Harvey L. Clark, Tualatin Academy received its official charter in 1849 as the first act of the Oregon Territorial Legislature. Renamed as Old College Hall in 1949,[23] it is the oldest educational building in the West.[24][25][26]
45 J. S. and Melinda Waggener Farmstead
July 25, 2003
34680 SW Firdale Road
45°26′37″N 123°02′29″W / 45.44359°N 123.0415°W / 45.44359; -123.0415 (J. S. and Melinda Waggener Farmstead)
46 Walker Naylor Historic District
March 3, 2011
Gayles Way, Covey Run Dr., A St., and 21st Ave.
45°31′23″N 123°06′56″W / 45.523056°N 123.115556°W / 45.523056; -123.115556 (Walker Naylor Historic District)
Forest Grove
47 J. F. Watkins House
May 27, 1993
5419 SW Scholls Ferry Road
45°28′51″N 122°45′36″W / 45.48091°N 122.7601°W / 45.48091; -122.7601 (J. F. Watkins House)
48 West Union Baptist Church
July 10, 1974
West Union Road
45°34′25″N 122°54′24″W / 45.57367°N 122.9066°W / 45.57367; -122.9066 (West Union Baptist Church)
West Union Built in 1853, this is the oldest Baptist church building in Oregon, and one of the earliest surviving pioneer churches in the state. The West Union congregation, organized in 1844, was the first Baptist church west of the Rocky Mountains.[27]
49 Woods and Caples General Store
December 2, 1985
2020 Main Street
45°31′12″N 123°06′44″W / 45.52002°N 123.1121°W / 45.52002; -123.1121 (Woods and Caples General Store)
Forest Grove
50 John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth Young House
December 31, 2008
12050 NW Cornell Road
45°31′36″N 122°48′03″W / 45.526611°N 122.800867°W / 45.526611; -122.800867 (John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth Young House)
Portland vicinity The Young family settled in this saltbox house in the 1860s when they acquired an interest in a nearby lumber mill, which became central to the local Cedar Mill community. In 1874, John Young opened Cedar Mill's first general store and post office in the house, which lasted until 1881. The house is the oldest remaining structure in Cedar Mill.[28]

Former listings

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Description
1 Washington County Jail
July 31, 1986
December 24, 2008 872 NE 28th Avenue (former)
45°31′36″N 122°48′03″W / 45.526611°N 122.800867°W / 45.526611; -122.800867 (Washington County Jail)
Hillsboro Part or all of the jail building was moved to the Washington County Museum.[29]


  1. ^ The other remaining home by McDonald in Forest Grove is the similar James D. Robb House.

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 December 30, 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. ^ Painter, Diana J.; Gunkel, Connie (May 16, 2014), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Aloha Farmhouse (PDF), retrieved December 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Demuth, Kimberly; Rees, Judith (March 14, 1985), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Beaverton Downtown Historic District (PDF), retrieved August 22, 2013
  9. ^ Haynes, Gladys; Gibbard, Mrs. Julian (August 1987), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Blank, Stephen and Parthena M., House (PDF), retrieved December 17, 2017.
  10. ^ Morrison, Jane (October 1988), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Blanton, M. E., House (PDF), retrieved December 21, 2017.
  11. ^ Waldorf, Mrs. Eric; Pearson, Kathleen (August 1987), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Cornelius, Benjamin, Jr., House (PDF), retrieved March 5, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. "Historic Properties". Archived from the original on 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
  13. ^ "Oregon Historic Site Record". Oregon Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Cornelius Pass Roadhouse - McMenamins". www.mcmenamins.com. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Site Information: Zula Linklater House". Oregon Historic Sites Database. Oregon Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Site Information: Manning-Kamna Farm". Oregon Historic Sites Database. Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Old Scotch Church: History". www.oldscotchchurch.org. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  18. ^ Fitzgerald, Kimberli; Dennis, Michelle; Paulson, Sara (July 1, 2008), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Painter's Woods Historic District (PDF), retrieved November 14, 2015.
  19. ^ Fitzgerald, Kimberli; Deborah Raber (2009). Hillsboro. Arcadia Publishing. p. 100. ISBN 9780738571829. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  20. ^ Trappen, Michelle. “Close-in sun and fun: A stone's throw away”, The Oregonian, July 3, 2008, Metro West Neighbors, p. 10
  21. ^ "Site Information: Rice-Gates House". Oregon Historic Sites Database. Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Site Information: Charles Shorey House". Oregon Historic Sites Database. Oregon Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  23. ^ Colby, Richard N. “Tour of time: An open house will make it easy to take in the county’s hidden treasures, historic and otherwise, in one swoop”, The Oregonian, April 23, 1998, West Zoner, p. 1.
  24. ^ Pacific University (30 May 2014). "History of Pacific University". Archived from the original on December 21, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  25. ^ Hartwig, Paul B. (November 1973), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Old College Hall (PDF), retrieved December 20, 2017.
  26. ^ O'Brien, Elizabeth J. (2003), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Old College Hall/Tualatin Academy (PDF), begins at PDF p. 7, retrieved December 20, 2017.
  27. ^ Hartwig, Paul (August 1973), National Register of Historic Places Inventory–Nomination Form: West Union Baptist Church
  28. ^ Carter, Liz; Fitzgerald, Kimberli (July 1, 2008), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Young, John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth, House (PDF), retrieved December 20, 2009.
  29. ^ Campbell (September 9, 2004). "West Zoner: The years have changed 'Doing Time'". The Oregonian. p. 2.
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