Albert W. Ferguson House
Albert W. Ferguson House
The Albert W. Ferguson House in 2012.
|Location||1661 Grand Avenue
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Albert W. and John Ernest Ferguson|
|Part of||Shively–McClure Historic District (#05000829)|
|NRHP Reference #||84002955|
|Added to NRHP||September 7, 1984|
Albert W. Ferguson (August 29, 1821 – February 21, 1891) was an Oregon carpenter and architect. He built many now-historic houses and other buildings in Oregon, particularly in Salem and Astoria. He moved to Astoria in 1876. While living in Astoria, he designed and built several homes and other buildings, including the first city hall, built in 1878, and the NRHP-listed Capt. J. H. D. Gray House. His youngest son, John Ernest Ferguson, built his father's house, but Albert W. collaborated with his son on the house's design.
John Ernest Ferguson later partnered with Charles Houston to found Ferguson & Houston, an Astoria architectural and construction firm. The company designed and built many area homes and other buildings, including the Astoria Savings Bank building (built in 1923), which later became the new Astoria City Hall – and remains the city hall in 2012. Ferguson & Houston also built that building's predecessor, the Old Astoria City Hall, but that building's design was by Emil Schacht.
Albert W. Ferguson, who was already ill at the time of the house's construction, resided in the house from its completion in 1886 until his death in 1891 from inflammatory rheumatism. Another son, Edward Z. Ferguson, was living in the house at that time and continued to do so until 1910. Albert's daughter, Ada, moved into the house with her husband, John N. Griffin, in 1910 and resided there until her death in 1937.
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