Dr. John and Viola Phillips House and Office

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Dr. John and Viola Phillips House and Office
Photograph of the Phillips House
The Phillips House in 2015
Dr. John and Viola Phillips House and Office is located in Washington (state)
Dr. John and Viola Phillips House and Office
Location S. 337 Spokane Avenue
Newport, Washington
Coordinates 48°10′42″N 117°02′45″W / 48.178233°N 117.045901°W / 48.178233; -117.045901Coordinates: 48°10′42″N 117°02′45″W / 48.178233°N 117.045901°W / 48.178233; -117.045901
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Built by Sewell, Harold A.; Siggins, A.J.
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference # 05001501[1]
Added to NRHP January 3, 2006

The Dr. John and Viola Phillips House and Office, at S. 337 Spokane Ave. in Newport, Washington, is a historic house built in 1914. It includes Bungalow/craftsman architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 19.[1]

It was deemed significant for association with "pioneer"-era physician Dr. John Phillips and wife Viola, a registered nurse, who together served Newport from an office portion of this house, and also for its architecture. It is "a representative example" of a Craftsman-style bungalow. It was a work of local architect/engineer Harold A. Sewell and is well preserved.[2] Dr. Phillips served Newport for 25 years, 13 in this house. Earlier he had bought an open-sided Mitchell automobile in 1907, the first car in Newport, which he used to rescue residents and help fire fighters during a major fire, the "Big Smoke", in 1910 (Great Fire of 1910?).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Dana Komen (June 3, 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Dr. John and Viola Phillips House and Office" (PDF). National Park Service.