Morton Matthew McCarver House

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Morton Matthew McCarver House
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Morton Matthew McCarver House is located in Oregon City OR
Morton Matthew McCarver House
Morton Matthew McCarver House is located in Oregon
Morton Matthew McCarver House
Morton Matthew McCarver House is located in the US
Morton Matthew McCarver House
Location 554 Warner-Parrot Rd., Oregon City, Oregon
Coordinates 45°20′11″N 122°36′32″W / 45.33639°N 122.60889°W / 45.33639; -122.60889Coordinates: 45°20′11″N 122°36′32″W / 45.33639°N 122.60889°W / 45.33639; -122.60889
Area 4.8 acres (1.9 ha)
Built 1850 (1850)
Architectural style Prefabricated Aladdin House
NRHP reference # 74001677[1]
Added to NRHP January 21, 1974

The Morton Matthew McCarver House, also known as Locust Farm, was built in 1850 in Oregon City, Oregon for Morton M. McCarver. The house was prefabricated in Boston with Maine lumber and shipped to Oregon via Cape Horn. At the time of its erection in the 1850s it was therefore an unusually refined residence for frontier-era Oregon. The two story wood frame house was originally about 40 feet (12 m) deep. Subsequent additions have more than doubled its size.[2]

McCarver arrived in Oregon in 1843, but moved to California, profiting from the California gold rush. He returned to Oregon in 1850 on his packet Ocean Bird with the building materials. In 1859 McCarver moved to Portland, selling to the Warner family, who renamed the property "Locust Farm" and lived at the place until 1947.[2]

The McCarver House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1974.[1]

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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. ^ a b Hartwig, Paul (September 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Locust Farm" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

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