Walker Naylor Historic District

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Walker Naylor Historic District
2218 C Street - Forest Grove, Oregon.jpg
2218 C Street, a home in the district
Location Forest Grove, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′23″N 123°06′56″W / 45.523056°N 123.115556°W / 45.523056; -123.115556Coordinates: 45°31′23″N 123°06′56″W / 45.523056°N 123.115556°W / 45.523056; -123.115556
Area Gayles Way, Covey Run Drive, A Street, and 21st Avenue
NRHP Reference # 11000155
Added to NRHP March 3, 2011

The Walker Naylor Historic District, located in Forest Grove, Oregon, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[1] The district is bounded by Gayles Way on the west, Covey Run Drive on the north, A Street on the east, and 21st Avenue on the south, which is west of Pacific University and north of the city's downtown area.[2] Walker Naylor was added to the NRHP in 2011, the third historic district in Forest Grove.[2] The district has 145 properties covering 32 acres (13 ha), and includes three houses listed on the National Register.[2]


Part of the area that became the neighborhood was settled in 1844 by Thomas G. and Sarah Naylor, while the other portion was claimed by Elkanah Walker in 1849.[3] In 1858, the first house in the district was built.[4] Forest Grove was incorporated in 1872, and the next year it was platted, listing the Walker and Naylor additions.[3] The neighborhood continued to grow with landowners building a house, and then subdividing the property to sell of lots.[3] After slow growth, the number of houses increased greatly in the first two decades of the 1900s, before slowing in the 1920s and 1930s.[3] As of 1912 there were 68 homes in the district, which grew to 145 by 1959.[3] Walker Naylor then experienced a housing boom following World War II.[3]


The area was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 3, 2011.[5] Architectural styles in the 33-acre (13 ha) district include craftsman, bungalow, English Cottage, Traditional, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Queen Anne, and Ranch, among others.[3] Homes individually listed on the NRHP are the Stephen and Parthena M. Blank House, the Dr. W.R. and Eunice Taylor House, and the Harry A. Crosley House.[3]

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  1. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 48. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c House, Kelly (March 31, 2011). "Forest Grove gains a third historic district and sees economic opportunities for the city". The Oregonian. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Walker Naylor Historic District (Forest Grove, Oregon)". Building Oregon. University of Oregon. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Forest Grove's Walker Naylor on national historic register". The Hillsboro Argus. March 25, 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Walker Naylor Historic District". National Register of Historic Places. United States National Park Service. Retrieved 23 October 2013.