National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Oregon
This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington County, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States. Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide, Oregon is home to over 2,000, and 48 of those are found in Washington County.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Aloha Farmhouse||September 30, 2014
|1080 SW 197th Avenue||Beaverton||Pietro Belluschi (1899–1994), Oregon's highest-regarded architect of the 20th century, lived in this then-isolated house from 1944 to 1948 during one of the most productive periods of his career. His renovations to the house reflect his ideas in the Northwest Regional style that he helped develop.|
|2||Beaverton Downtown Historic District||January 7, 1986
|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).|
|3||Silas Jacob N. Beeks House||June 14, 1984
|3869 NW Martin Road||Forest Grove vicinity|
|4||Stephen and Parthena M. Blank House||July 14, 1988
|2117 A Street||Forest Grove||Built c. 1858, this house is a prominent example of mid-19th century Greek Revival architecture in Forest Grove. It also exhibits a mix of frame construction techniques of the period. It was relocated a short distance in 1895, and may have been used as a stagecoach inn about that time.|
|5||M. E. Blanton House||March 2, 1989
|3980 SW 170th Avenue||Aloha||This 1912 house, built during the early stages of the suburbanization of the area, is an unusually large and well-preserved example of the Craftsman architecture of the period. The design details, both exterior and interior, are exceptionally intact and richly express the Craftsman style.|
|6||Clark Historic District||June 1, 2002
|Roughly bounded by 18th and 16th Avenues, A and Elm Streets||Forest Grove|
|7||Benjamin Cornelius Jr. House||July 14, 1988
|2314 19th Avenue||Forest Grove||This architecturally-important house was built c. 1873 by carpenter Harley McDonald, one of the first settlers to offer architectural services in Oregon, and is one of only two houses designed by McDonald remaining in Forest Grove.[a] Its Italianate form and Gothic details are highly distinctive in the local area.|
|8||Harry A. Crosley House||September 9, 1993
|2125 A Street||Forest Grove|
|9||Doriot–Rider Log House||June 25, 2008
|14850 SW 132nd Terrace||Tigard|
|10||Dundee Lodge||June 6, 1985
|South Road||Gaston vicinity|
|11||Augustus Fanno Farmhouse||April 5, 1984
|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.|
|12||Adam and Johanna Feldman House||February 11, 1993
|8808 SW Rambler Lane||Portland|
|13||First Church of Christ Scientist||January 21, 1994
|1904 Pacific Avenue||Forest Grove|
|14||Imbrie Farm||February 15, 1977
|4045 NE Cornelius Pass Road||Hillsboro||This former farm with buildings dating to 1855 includes an Italian Villa style home, an eight-sided barn, a shed, and several other out-buildings. In 1986, the McMenamins chain bought the farm and converted it into the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse brewpub, which added Imbrie Hall constructed from timbers from Henry Weinhard's Brewery.|
|15||Belle Ainsworth Jenkins Estate||November 28, 1978
|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.|
|16||Zula Linklater House||August 1, 1984
|230 NE 2nd Avenue||Hillsboro||This Mediterranean style office building in downtown was oringally a residence. Completed in 1923, it was converted into office space in 1984. The structure is built of concrete, wood, and stucco.|
|17||Isaac Macrum House||August 28, 1998
|2225 12th Avenue||Forest Grove|
|18||Manning–Kamna Farm||October 10, 2007
|29375 Evergreen Road||Hillsboro||The oldest of ten buildings on this farm is the cross-wing western farmhouse that was completed in 1883. Other buildings include a two-story barn, a privy, a woodshed, and a chicken coop, amongst other structures. The farm was settled in the 1850s, with the newest building a garage completed in the 1920s.|
|19||Andrew Jackson and Sarah Jane Masters House||September 17, 2015
|20650 SW Kinnaman Road||Aloha|
|20||Malcolm McDonald House||January 14, 2015
|7250 Northeast Birch Street||Hillsboro|
|21||C. W. Mertz Rental House #2||August 10, 2005
|1933 16th Avenue||Forest Grove|
|22||Thomas Michos House||October 17, 1991
|4400 SW Scholls Ferry Road||Portland|
|23||Oak Hills Historic District||July 10, 2013
|Roughly bounded by NW. West Union & Cornell Rds., NW 143rd Ave., Bethany Blvd.||Beaverton vicinity|
|24||Old Scotch Church||November 5, 1974
|Scotch Church Road||Hillsboro||The Carpenter Gothic-style building was completed in 1878, and expanded in 1905. More expansion occurred in 1940, 1955, 1960, and 1984, including the first indoor restrooms in 1955. The cemetery on the grounds holds the graves of church members as well as local pioneer settlers of the Tualatin Plains, including Joseph Meek.|
|25||Ole and Polly Oleson Farmhouse||February 22, 1991
|5430 SW Ames Way||Portland vicinity|
|26||Painter's Woods Historic District||May 28, 2009
|Centered on 15th Avenue and Birch Street, including portions of 12th, 13th, and 14th Avenues, and Cedar and Douglas Streets||Forest Grove||This residential area was the earliest modern subdivision addition to Forest Grove, and represents the town's transition from an agrarian community to a small-urban center. The district includes well-preserved examples of a broad range of architectural styles in currency between 1880 and 1948.|
|27||John and Elsie Parsons House||August 10, 2005
|1825 Mountain View Lane||Forest Grove|
|28||Harold Wass Ray House||January 21, 1994
|5611 NE Elam Young Parkway||Hillsboro||Designed by Charles W. Ertz, the two-story home was completed in 1935. The Prairie School and Crafstman in style house sits on what was Hawthorn Farm, that later became one of Intel Corporation's campuses. The namesake had made his money from his cannery that became part of Birdseye Frozen Foods.|
|29||Richard and Helen Rice House||November 29, 2006
|26385 NW Groveland Drive||Hillsboro||The 1952 home is the main part of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. It was the first ranch style home listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Oregon. The William F. Wayman-designed house was built of Arizona flagstone on the exterior and wood native to Oregon, including curly maple and myrtlewood. The 7,500 square feet (700 m2) home includes an elevator to the basement.|
|30||Rice–Gates House||September 8, 1980
|308 SE Walnut Street||Hillsboro||This Second Empire style residence has a mansard roof with diamond shaped shingles. The roof features a boxed cornice, Gable fronted dormers, and eaves with paired brackets. This 1890 structure has windows topped with an arch, plus include a pediment above each window. A former owner, Harry V. Gates, was a state legislator.|
|31||James D. Robb House||July 14, 1988
|2606 17th Avenue||Forest Grove|
|32||Schanen–Zolling House||December 10, 1985
|6750 SW Oleson Road||Portland|
|33||Edward Schulmerich House||February 28, 1991
|614 E Main Street||Hillsboro||Completed in 1915, this two-story home in downtown Hillsboro was built for state senator Edward Schulmerich. He was a local merchant who was inspired by Craftsman architecture after a trip to Pasadena, California. The Airplane Bungalow-style house includes a wraparound porch.|
|34||Shaver–Bilyeu House||February 11, 1993
|16445 SW 92nd Avenue||Tigard|
|35||Albert S. Sholes House||September 2, 1982
|1599 S Alpine Street||Cornelius|
|36||Charles Shorey House||June 16, 1989
|905 E Main Street||Hillsboro||Completed about 1908, the house is situated on land that was once part of a dairy farm. This Queen Anne style structure is a cross-shaped structure featuring the mixture of both a gambrel roof and a gable roof. The two-story home also has features of the Colonial Revival style.|
|37||Shute–Meierjurgen Farmstead||July 6, 2018
|4825 NE Starr Boulevard||Hillsboro vicinity|
|38||Alvin T. Smith House||November 8, 1974
|S Elm Street||Forest Grove vicinity|
|39||John Sweek House||November 8, 1974
|18815 SW Boones Ferry Road||Tualatin|
|40||Dr. W. R. and Eunice Taylor House||August 10, 2005
|2212 A Street||Forest Grove|
|41||John W. Tigard House||July 20, 1979
|10310 SW Canterbury Lane||Tigard|
|42||Tualatin Academy||February 12, 1974
|2043 College Way||Forest Grove||This c. 1850 Colonial Revival 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. Renamed as Old College Hall in 1949, it is the oldest educational building in the West.|
|43||J. S. and Melinda Waggener Farmstead||July 25, 2003
|34680 SW Firdale Road||Cornelius|
|44||Walker Naylor Historic District||March 3, 2011
|Gayles Way, Covey Run Dr., A St., and 21st Ave.||Forest Grove|
|45||J. F. Watkins House||May 27, 1993
|5419 SW Scholls Ferry Road||Portland|
|46||West Union Baptist Church||July 10, 1974
|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.|
|47||Woods and Caples General Store||December 2, 1985
|2020 Main Street||Forest Grove|
|48||John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth Young House||December 31, 2008
|12050 NW Cornell Road||Portland vicinity||The Young family settled in this saltbox house in the 1860s when they acquired an interest in a nearby lumber mill, which became central to the local Cedar Mill community. In 1874, John Young opened Cedar Mill's first general store and post office in the house, which lasted until 1881. The house is the oldest remaining structure in Cedar Mill.|
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Washington County Jail||July 31, 1986|
|December 24, 2008||872 NE 28th Avenue (former)||Hillsboro||Part or all of the jail building was moved to the Washington County Museum.|
- The other remaining home by McDonald in Forest Grove is the similar James D. Robb House.
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- Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin (15), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 39493977, archived from the original on April 6, 2014, retrieved June 20, 2014.
- National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, archived from the original on February 1, 2015, retrieved January 28, 2015.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved August 6, 2015. Note that a simple count of National Register records in this database returns a slightly higher total than actual listings, due to duplicate records. A close reading of detailed query results is necessary to arrive at the precise count.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on February 8, 2019.
- 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.
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- Haynes, Gladys; Gibbard, Mrs. Julian (August 1987), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Blank, Stephen and Parthena M., House (PDF), retrieved December 17, 2017.
- Morrison, Jane (October 1988), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Blanton, M. E., House (PDF), retrieved December 21, 2017.
- Waldorf, Mrs. Eric; Pearson, Kathleen (August 1987), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Cornelius, Benjamin, Jr., House (PDF), retrieved March 5, 2018.
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- "Site Information: Manning-Kamna Farm". Oregon Historic Sites Database. Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
- "Old Scotch Church: History". www.oldscotchchurch.org. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
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