Jacobs–Wilson House

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Jacobs–Wilson House
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
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Jacobs–Wilson House in 2011
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Location of the Jacobs–Wilson House in Portland
Location 6461 SE Thorburn Street, Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′15″N 122°35′51″W / 45.520843°N 122.597401°W / 45.520843; -122.597401Coordinates: 45°31′15″N 122°35′51″W / 45.520843°N 122.597401°W / 45.520843; -122.597401
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built 1913
Architectural style Swiss Chalet
NRHP Reference # 81000516[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1981

The Jacobs–Wilson House, also known as Tabor Swiss Chalet, is a Swiss Chalet-style house in Portland, Oregon that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

Built in 1913, it is a two-and-a-half-story wood frame house built on a native stone foundation. It was the first house built on Thorburn Avenue, on the west slope of Mt. Tabor, in an area which eventually developed into a fine residential neighborhood. It has an expansive view across the valley of the Willamette River to Portland's west hills.

The house is said to have been built to plans from Switzerland, and to have met a request of Bolina Jacobs to her son Frederick Alva Jacobs.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved July 13, 2014 .
  3. ^ Duane S. Bietz and George A. McMath (April 20, 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Jacobs–Wilson House / Tabor Swiss Chalet" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 11, 2017.  With 11 photos from 1980.