The Dalles Commercial Historic District

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The Dalles Commercial Historic District
Photograph of a 2-story commercial building standing on a street corner, with a storefront on one side and a mural on another
The district's Edward C. Pease Department Store (historic name, 1911), at the corner of 2nd and Federal Streets, in 2010
Map of district boundaries
The Dalles Commercial Historic District boundaries in downtown The Dalles
Location The Dalles, Oregon, roughly bounded by Interstate 84 and Laughlin, 5th, and Union Streets[1]
Coordinates 45°36′04″N 121°11′00″W / 45.601064°N 121.183360°W / 45.601064; -121.183360Coordinates: 45°36′04″N 121°11′00″W / 45.601064°N 121.183360°W / 45.601064; -121.183360
Area 34.46 acres (13.95 ha)[1]
Built 1860–1945[1]
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Renaissance Revival, Commercial, Modernistic, Moorish Revival[1]
NRHP reference # 86002953
90000542 (decrease)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 4, 1986[2]
Boundary increase June 15, 1998[3]
Boundary decrease April 5, 1990[4]

The Dalles Commercial Historic District comprises a primarily commercial and civic portion of downtown The Dalles, Oregon, United States. Strategically located at the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge and near Celilo Falls, The Dalles became the preeminent transportation and trading hub of the interior Northwest in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The 46 historic buildings and other features of the district, built between 1860 and 1938,[a] reflect the city's status and evolution as the gateway to the Columbia Plateau and the commercial, governmental, and cultural center of Eastern Oregon.[1]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[2]

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  1. ^ The district's 1997 National Register nomination file listed the Port of The Dalles Grain Elevator, built in 1942, as a contributing resource in the district. However the grain elevator was subsequently removed, leaving 1938 as the most recent date of construction of a contributing building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dodds, Linda; Schneider, Ted; Donovan, Sally (August 1997), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: The Dalles Commercial Historic District (1997 Update) (PDF), retrieved August 31, 2014 .
  2. ^ a b Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved July 29, 2013 .
  3. ^ National Park Service (July 3, 1998), Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/22/98 through 6/26/98, retrieved July 29, 2013 .
  4. ^ National Park Service (April 13, 1990), Weekly List of Listed Properties: 4/01/90 through 4/07/90 (PDF), p. 39, retrieved September 5, 2017 .

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