National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Oregon
The following list presents the full set of National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. 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 43 of those are found in Washington County.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Beaverton Downtown Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by SW Canyon Road and SW East, Washington, 2nd, and Watson Streets
||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).|
|2||Silas Jacob N. Beeks House||
||Forest Grove vicinity|
|3||Stephen and Parthena M. Blank House||
|2117 A Street
|4||M.E. Blanton House||
|3980 SW 170th Avenue
|5||Clark Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by 18th and 16th Avenues, A and Elm Streets
|6||Benjamin Cornelius, Jr., House||
|2314 19th Avenue
|7||Harry A. Crosley House||
|2125 A Street
|8||Doriot–Rider Log House||
|14850 SW 132nd Terrace
|10||Augustus Fanno Farmhouse||
|8405 SW Creekside Place
||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.|
|11||Adam and Johanna Feldman House||
|8808 SW Rambler Lane
|12||First Church of Christ Scientist||
|1904 Pacific Avenue
|21860 NW Imbrie Drive
|14||Belle Ainsworth Jenkins Estate||
|8005 SW Grabhorn Road
||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.|
|15||Zula Linklater House||
|230 NE 2nd Avenue
|16||Isaac Macrum House||
|2225 12th Avenue
|29375 Evergreen Road
|18||C.W. Mertz Rental House #2||
|1933 16th Avenue
|19||Thomas Michos House||
|4400 SW Scholls Ferry Road
|20||Oak Hills Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by NW. West Union & Cornell Rds., NW 143rd Ave., Bethany Blvd.
|21||Old Scotch Church||
|Scotch Church Road
|22||Ole and Polly Oleson Farmhouse||
|5430 SW Ames Way
|23||Painter's Woods Historic District ||
|Centered on 15th Avenue and Birch Street, including portions of 12th, 13th, and 14th Avenues, and Cedar and Douglas Streets
||Forest Grove||Painter's Woods includes the earliest modern subdivision addition to Forest Grove, and represents Forest Grove's transition from a largely agrarian community to a small-urban center of commerce and education. Subsequent construction reflected the ebbs and flows of development in Forest Grove over time. Primarily residential in character, the district includes well-preserved examples of a broad range of architectural styles in currency between 1880 and 1948.|
|24||John and Elsie Parsons House||
|1825 Mountain View Lane
|25||Harold Wass Ray House||
|5611 NE Elam Young Parkway
|26||Richard and Helen Rice House||
|26385 NW Groveland Drive
|308 SE Walnut Street
|28||James D. Robb House||
|2606 17th Avenue
|6750 SW Oleson Road
|30||Edward Schulmerich House||
|614 E Main Street
|16445 SW 92nd Avenue
|32||Albert S. Sholes House||
|1599 S Alpine Street
|33||Charles Shorey House||
|905 E Main Street
|34||Alvin T. Smith House||
|S Elm Street
||Forest Grove vicinity|
|35||John Sweek House||
|18815 SW Boones Ferry Road
|36||Dr. W.R. and Eunice Taylor House||
|2212 A Street
|37||John W. Tigard House||
|10310 SW Canterbury Lane
|2043 College Way
||Forest Grove||Today named Old College Hall, this 1850 building was the earliest home of what grew into Pacific University. Tracing its earliest roots to an orphanage operated by Tabitha Brown and Harvey L. Clark, Tualatin Academy received its official charter in 1849 as the first act of the Oregon Territorial Legislature, and awarded Oregon's first bachelor's degree in 1863. Old College Hall remains the oldest educational building in the West.|
|39||J.S. and Melinda Waggener Farmstead||
|34680 SW Firdale Road
|40||Walker Naylor Historic District||
|Gayles Way, Covey Run Dr., A St., and 21st Ave.
|41||J. F. Watkins House||
|5419 SW Scholls Ferry Road
|42||West Union Baptist Church||
|West Union Road
||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.|
|43||Woods and Caples General Store||
|2020 Main Street
|44||John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth Young House ||
|12050 NW Cornell Road
||Portland vicinity||The Young family settled in this saltbox house in the 1860s when John acquired an interest in a nearby lumber mill. Over time, the house and mill became central to the early development of the local Cedar Mill community. When the Youngs moved to new, larger quarters in 1874, John opened Cedar Mill's first general store and post office on the house's first floor. When the store and post office closed in 1881, the house reverted to residential use, and is today the oldest remaining historic structure in Cedar Mill.|
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed/removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Washington County Jail||
December 24, 2008 (removed)
|872 NE 28th Avenue (former)
||Hillsboro||Part or all of the jail building was moved to the Washington County Museum.|
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Oregon
- Listings in neighboring counties: Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, Yamhill
- 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 28, 2014.
- 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.
- Demuth, Kimberly; Rees, Judith (March 14, 1985). National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Beaverton Downtown Historic District (PDF). Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (2009-01-05). "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-02-14.
- Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. "Historic Properties". Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- National Park Service (2009-06-05). "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/26/09 through 5/29/09". Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- Fitzgerald, Kimberli; Dennis, Michelle; Paulson, Sara (July 1, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Painter's Woods Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-12-20.
- Pacific University. "A Short History of Pacific University". Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- Hartwig, Paul (August 1973). National Register of Historic Places Inventory–Nomination Form: West Union Baptist Church.
- National Park Service (2009-01-09). "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/29/08 through 1/02/09". Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- Carter, Liz; Fitzgerald, Kimberli (2008-07-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Young, John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth, House" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-12-20.
- Campbell (2004-09-09). "West Zoner: The years have changed 'Doing Time'". The Oregonian. p. 2.
- 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 Washington County, Oregon at Wikimedia Commons