Albert W. Ferguson House

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Albert W. Ferguson House
Albert W. Ferguson House - front (Astoria, OR).jpg
The Albert W. Ferguson House in 2012.
Albert W. Ferguson House is located in Astoria OR
Albert W. Ferguson House
Location 1661 Grand Avenue
Astoria, Oregon
Coordinates 46°11′09″N 123°49′29″W / 46.185889°N 123.824639°W / 46.185889; -123.824639Coordinates: 46°11′09″N 123°49′29″W / 46.185889°N 123.824639°W / 46.185889; -123.824639
Area less than one acre
Built 1886
Architect Albert W. and John Ernest Ferguson[3]
Architectural style Eastlake-style[3]
Part of Shively–McClure Historic District (#05000829)
NRHP reference # 84002955[1][2]
Added to NRHP September 7, 1984

The Albert W. Ferguson House is a house located in Astoria, Oregon, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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,[4] and the NRHP-listed Capt. J. H. D. Gray House. His youngest son, James Ernest Ferguson, built his father's house, but Albert W. collaborated with his son on the house's design.[3]

James 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 Old Astoria City Hall, which was designed by Emil Schacht.[4]

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.[3]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[3][1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 5. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Tetlow, Rogert T. (January 17, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination Form: Albert W. Ferguson House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Tetlow, Rogert T. (March 1, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination Form: Astoria City Hall [old]" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 25, 2016.