Dr. Luke A. Port House

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Dr. Luke A. Port House
Deepwood House Christmas.jpg
Location 1116 Mission Street, SE
Salem, Oregon
Coordinates 44°55′48″N 123°01′54″W / 44.929894°N 123.031736°W / 44.929894; -123.031736Coordinates: 44°55′48″N 123°01′54″W / 44.929894°N 123.031736°W / 44.929894; -123.031736
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1894
Architect William C. Knighton; Lord & Schryver
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
Part of Gaiety Hill – Bush's Pasture Park Historic District (#86002849)
NRHP Reference # 73001581[1]
Added to NRHP October 2, 1973

The Dr. Luke A. Port House, also known as Historic Deepwood Estate, or simply Deepwood, is a historic house in Salem, Oregon, United States. It was designed by William C. Knighton as his first residential commission, and the landscape design was done by the Salem firm of Lord & Schryver. The Queen Anne style house contains Povey Brothers Studio stained glass windows throughout. The construction cost was between $12,000 and $15,000.[2]

Dr. Port was born in Sussex, England, but was raised in Ohio. He served in the Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. A speculator, his business dealings were listed as "undercover" by Dun & Bradstreet in 1867. After settling near San Diego, Port moved his family to Salem in 1884 and opened the drugstore, Port and Son Drugs. His son, Omega, drowned in 1887.

After completion of his new house, Dr. Port sold the home in 1895 to Judge George G. Bingham. Later, Clifford Brown owned the house, and when his widow, Alice Brown, remarried, she remained in the house as Alice Powell. She is credited with naming the property Deepwood. The City of Salem acquired the house in December 1971.[3][4] The house is operated by the non-profit Friends of Deepwood as a house museum and event venue.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Reece, Daphne (1985). Historic Houses of the Pacific Northwest. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. p. 88. ISBN 0-87701-272-5. 
  3. ^ "NRHP Nomination Form: Deepwood". National Park Service. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Duniway, David (1989). Dr. Luke A. Port, Builder of Deepwood. Salem, Oregon: Marion County Historical Society. pp. 39–49. ISBN 978-0943297019. 

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