National Register of Historic Places listings in Multnomah County, 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 five quadrants.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) recognizes buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States. Out of over 88,000 NRHP sites nationwide, Oregon is home to approximately 1,950, and over one-fourth of those are found in Multnomah County. In turn, the large majority (over 90%) of the county's NRHP sites are situated within Portland.
This list includes only NRHP 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, they are nevertheless beyond city limits.
Over 500 NRHP 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 five quadrants, click on a link below or on the map at the right.
Outside of Portland
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Emanuel and Christina Anderson House||
|1420 SE Roberts Avenue
|2||Rae Selling Berry Garden and House||
|11505 SW Summerville Avenue
|3||Bonneville Dam Historic District||
|Between Interstate 84 and Washington State Route 14
||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.|
|13901 NW Howell Park Road
|5||Columbia River Highway Historic District||
|Roughly along the south side of the Columbia River[a]
||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.|
|6||Elliott R. Corbett House||
|01600 SW Greenwood Road
||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.|
|7||H. L. and Gretchen Hoyt Corbett House||
|01405 SW Corbett Hill Circle
|8||Maurice Crumpacker House||
|12714 SW Iron Mountain Boulevard
|9||Roy and Leola Gangware House||
|4848 SW Humphrey Boulevard
|10||William Gedamke House||
|1304 E Powell Boulevard
||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.|
|11||Andreas Graf House||
|44222 SE Loudon Road
||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.|
|12||Gresham Carnegie Library||
|410 N Main Street
|13||Fred Harlow House||
|726 E Historic Columbia River Highway
|14||Pierre Rossiter and Charlotte Hines House||
|02393 SW Military Road
|15||Dr. Herbert H. Hughes House||
|1229 W Powell Boulevard
|16||Joseph Jacobberger Country House||
|5545 SW Sweetbriar Street
||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, including homes, schools, colleges, churches, a cathedral, commercial buildings, and others.|
|17||Louise Home Hospital and Residence Hall||
|722 NE 162nd Avenue
|18||Donald and Ruth McGraw House||
|01845 SW Military Road
|19||Multnomah County Poor Farm||
|2126 SW Halsey Street
|20||Multnomah Falls Lodge and Footpath||
|Historic Columbia River Highway, northeast of Bridal Veil
||Bridal Veil vicinity|
|21||E. J. O'Donnell House||
|5535 SW Hewett Boulevard
|22||Charles and Fae Olson House||
|765 SW Walters Road
||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.|
|23||John V. G. Posey House||
|02107 SW Greenwood Road
|24||Dr. A. E. and Phila Jane Rockey House||
|10263 SW Riverside Drive
|25||Percy A. Smith House||
|01837 SW Greenwood Road
|26||Stanley C. E. Smith House||
|01905 SW Greenwood Road
|32405 E Historic Columbia River Highway
|28||Sunken Village Archeological Site (35MU4)||
||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.|
|29||Troutdale Methodist Episcopal Church||
|302 SE Harlow Street
|30||View Point Inn||
|40301 NE Larch Mountain Road
||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.|
|Historic Columbia River Highway
|32||Whidden–Kerr House and Garden||
|11648 SW Military Lane
||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.|
|33||Theodore B. Wilcox Country Estate||
|3707 SW 52nd Place
|34||Jacob Zimmerman House||
|17111 NE Sandy Boulevard
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Bethel Baptist Church||
||101 S. Main St
|2||Lewis H. Mills House||
||1350 SW Military Road
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- 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.
- Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling.
- National Park Service (1997), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletins, retrieved December 17, 2008.
- National Park Service, "National Register of Historic Places Program: Research", National Register of Historic Places, retrieved February 19, 2013.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved February 19, 2013.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on February 27, 2015.
- Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
- 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.
- National Park Service, National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database, retrieved 2007-10-14
- 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.
- National Park Service, National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database, retrieved July 15, 2014.
- Tess, John M. (February 26, 1996), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Corbett, Elliott R., House (PDF), retrieved February 14, 2013.
- Christensen, Christina M. (December 15, 1988), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Gedamke, William, House (PDF), retrieved November 15, 2014.
- Graff, Juanita (October 14, 1979), National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Graf (Andreas) House (PDF), retrieved October 27, 2014.
- City of Portland, PortlandMaps, retrieved November 15, 2014.
- Smith, Valerie Taylor; Kaser, Cara (November 2010), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Jacobberger, Joseph, Country House (PDF), retrieved March 22, 2013.
- Olson, Gregg (April 29, 2007), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Olson, Charles and Fae, House (PDF), retrieved September 26, 2014.
- Franzen, Robin (May 26, 2008), "Building their American dream in a time of war", The Oregonian (Portland), retrieved September 26, 2014.
- Stuart, Patience (July 2011), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Springdale School (PDF), retrieved March 17, 2012.
- Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997.
- National Park Service, National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database, retrieved October 19, 2007
- Bogan, David (2006), "Sauvie Island's "Sunken Village" - A Special Place Forever Preserved?", Cultural Heritage Courier 2006 (2).
- Dodds, Linda (June 30, 1984), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: View Point Inn (PDF), National Park Service, retrieved September 29, 2013
- Demuth, Kimberly; Lakin, Kimberly (August 15, 1987), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Whidden-Kerr House and Garden (PDF), retrieved September 27, 2013.
- "Bethel Baptist Church (Gresham, Oregon)". Oregon State Historic Preservation Office / University of Oregon. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "National Park Service: National Register of Historic Places; Annual Listing of Historic Properties" (PDF) 48 (1). Federal Register. March 1, 1983. p. 8659. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 2/17/97 Through 2/21/97". National Park Service. February 28, 1997. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, National Register Program
- National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places site
- Media related to National Register of Historic Places in Multnomah County, Oregon at Wikimedia Commons