Building Oregon

Gordon, A. L., House (Portland, Oregon

Title
Gordon, A. L., House (Portland, Oregon
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Alternative
A. L. Gordon House (Portland, Oregon)
Creator
Lawrence and Holford Lawrence, Ellis Fuller Holford, William Christiansen, Thomas
Creator Display
Lawrence & Holford (architecture firm, 1913-1928) Ellis Fuller Lawrence (architect, 1879-1946) William Gordon Holford (architect, 1878-1970) Thomas Christiansen (builder/contractor)
Description
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
View
State of Oregon Inventory of Historic Property Ellis Lawrence Building Survey
Provenance
University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1920-1929
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views dwellings houses
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Multnomah County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States United States
Street Address
2478 Southeast Arden Road
Date
1926
Identifier
lawrence_portland_1-1-25.pdf
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Type
Image
Format
application/pdf
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Note
OREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERTY ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTOR Y COUNTY : Multnomah HISTORIC NAME : GORDON . A . L . . HOUS E COMMON NAME : OTHER NAMEs : RESOURCE TYPE : Buildin g STATUS : built & survive s LAWRENC E ( JOB#) YEAR : ( ) ( JOB#) YEAR : ( ) CITY : Portland Oregon ( JOB#) YEAR : ( ) STREET : 2478 SE Arden Rd . FIRST DATE : Nov . 192 6 OWNER : Fekety, Stephen & Sharon DESIGN BEG : ( property address above) 97201 DESIGN END : Nov . 192 6 CONSTR BEG : Dec . 192 6 TOWNSHIP : O1S RANGE : OlE SECTION : 09 MAP# : 3327 TAX LOT : 01- 01- 09- CONSTR END : LOSS DATE : ADDITION : Greenway ORIGINAL USE : BLOCK : LOT : 6 QUAD : Portland PRESENT USE : ASSESSOR # : R- 34310- 0980 residenc e residenc e SITE : 0 .2 acres, approx . THEMES : 20C Architecture DATA BELOW IS ON LAWRENCE FIRM'S DESIGN AS- BUILT : ARCHITECT : Lawrence and Holford CHIEF DESIGNER : probably EF L ENGINEERs & CONSULTANTs : CONTRACTORS : Thomas Christiansen ( General ) ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN : STYLE : Arts & Craft s PLAN TYPE/ SHAPE : rectangular ( front long) + rear wing FOUNDATION MATERIAL : concrete STORIES : 2 .5 BASEMENT : ye s ROOF/ MATERIAL : comb . gable & hip . gable w/ gabled dormer( s)/ Comp . shingle s WALL CONSTR : nailed wood frame STRUC . FRAME : nailed wood frame PRIME WINDOW TYPE : wood multi- pane casemen t EXTERIOR SURFACE MATERIAL : stucco w/" half timber", bric k DECORATIVE FEATUREs/ MATERIALs : all windows have leaded panes, metal canopy over front doo r OTHER : interior : varnished wood trim, bay windows on rea r CONDITION : goo d MOVED : not moved ALTERATIONS/ ADDITIONS ( dated) : kit remodel and relocate door ( 1977) ; kit remodel and convert gar to rm ( 1954) ; remove partition betw lvg & dng rms, close opening betw hall & dng rm ( 1951 ) LANDSCAPE FEATURES : arbor vitae hedge, fence around fron t ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTOR Y HISTORIC NAME : GORDON, A . L ., HOUSE ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES : none SETTING : urban residential ; set close to quiet street facing northwest, rear set o n steep forested slop e SIGNIFICANCE OF LAWRENCE FIRM'S DESIGN : EXTER. DETAILS/ CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . INTER . DETAILS/ CRAFTSMANSHIP : Better than average workmanship and materials . EXTERIOR INTEGRITY : Minor changes, but original character intact . INTERIOR INTEGRITY : Moderate changes ; some original character remains . SITE INTEGRITY : Essentially intact as originally built . SETTING INTEGR : Historic character & relationship of surroundings is intact . SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT : This house is primarily significant as an intact example of the Arts an d Crafts style . SOURCES/ DOCUMENTS : Description ( Location ) Multnomah County Tax Assessor Records ; Polk's Portland City Directory ; Portland Building Permit s Portland Historic Resource Inventor y sources consulted/ no info located : Oregon Historic Photo Collection ( OHS) ; Oregon Biographical Index ( OHS ) PUBLICATIONs : PACIFIC BUILDER AND ENGINEER . 11/ 27/ 1926, 12/ 4/ 1926 . DAILY JOURNAL OF COMMERCE . 11/ 24/ 1926 . SLIDE NO . : RESEARCH BY : K . Lakin DATE : 07/ 29/ 8 8 SHPO INVENTORY NO . : RECORDED BY : K . Lakin DATE : 08/ 29/ 88 ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING SURVE Y HISTORIC NAME : GORDON, A . L ., HOUSE RECENT PHOT O NEGATIVE # s : KLR23, 23 a First # above is upper- right photo ; second # is just below . If no # above , see sources a t bottom of page . HISTORIC PHOTO/ OTHER GRAPHIC SOURCE : K . Lakin and S . Donovan OREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERT Y ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTORY EVALUATIO N HISTORIC NAME : GORDON, A . L . . HOUSE INTEGRITY OF : NUMERICA L 1. EXTERIOR : Minor changes, but original character intact . 7 2. INTERIOR : Moderate changes ; some original character remains . 3 3. SITE : Essentially intact as originally built . 9 4. SETTING : Historic character & relationship of surroundings is intact . 5 INTEGRITY TOTAL 24 DISTINCTION OF : 1. EXTERIOR DETAIL S & CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . 7 2. INTERIOR DETAIL S & CRAFTSMANSHIP : Better than average workmanship and materials . 3 3. STYLE : ( Arts & Crafts ) It has distinctive features of its identified style . 2 Compared to Lawrence's other surviving Oregon buildings, this style i s one of several ( 6 or more) in its city/ town or rural area . 0 4. ORIGINAL USE : ( residence ) Compared to Lawrence's other surviving Oregon buildings, this use i s one of several ( 6 or more) in its city/ town or rural area . 0 5. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN : Compared to Lawrence's other surviving Oregon buildings, this design i s above average quality and significance . 5 Is it part of an ensemble of surviving buildings by Lawrence ? No other Lawrence buildings are nearby . 0 Are structural or technical aspects of the design significant ? Of little significance . 0 6. LAWRENCE'S PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS : Lawrence was probably chief designer, though little evidence 6 DISTINCTION TOTAL 23 EDUCATIVE OR ASSOCIATIVE VALUE : 1. HISTORIC EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES : No known association with historic events or activities . 2. HISTORIC PERSONs : No known association with a significant historic person . 3 . SYMBOLIC ASSOCIATION WITH AN IDEAL, INSTITUTION, OR POLITICAL ENTITY : No known significant symbolic association . EDUCATIVE OR ASSOCIATIVE TOTAL 0 GRAND TOTAL 47 RANK : SECONDARY NOTE : Only the built, surviving buildings in Oregon were evaluated . 0 0 0