First Presbyterian Church (Cottage Grove, Oregon)

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First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church (Cottage Grove, Oregon).jpg
First Presbyterian Church (Cottage Grove, Oregon) is located in Oregon
First Presbyterian Church (Cottage Grove, Oregon)
Location 216 S. 3rd St., Cottage Grove, Oregon
Coordinates 43°47′42″N 123°3′48″W / 43.79500°N 123.06333°W / 43.79500; -123.06333Coordinates: 43°47′42″N 123°3′48″W / 43.79500°N 123.06333°W / 43.79500; -123.06333
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1951
Architect Pietro Belluschi
Architectural style Pacific Northwest
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001690[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1974

The First Presbyterian Church, located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

It was designed by Italian-born architect Pietro Belluschi in what came to be known as Pacific Northwest architecture style during 1948-51 and was built in 1951. It was listed on the NRHP in 1974; the listing included one contributing building and one other contributing structure.[1]

Its NRHP nomination quoted Marion Ross as saying "'The First Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove, finished in 1951, is the least traditional and probably the best of Belluschi's Oregon churches. The material is all wood, and while there is no obvious suggestion of the forms of vernacular building, there can be no doubt that it is suitable for the small community in which it is sited. It would seem that in this design Belluschi had become so imbued with the spirit of the region that no obvious similarity of shape was necessary to give it the feeling of belonging."'[3]:3

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 20. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Paul B. Hartwig and D. W. Powers III (August 16, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: First Presbyterian Church". National Park Service.  and accompanying photo from 1970