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Bowman, John L., House (Portland, Oregon)
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Object NameBowman, John L., House (Portland, Oregon)
ViewEllis Lawrence Building Inventory
Alternate NameJohn and Ellen Bowman House (Portland, Oregon)
John L. Bowman House (Portland, Oregon)
Creator/RoleLawrence & Holford (architecture firm, 1913-1928)
William Gordon Holford (architect, 1878-1970)
Ellis Fuller Lawrence (architect, 1879-1946)
CreatorLawrence & Holford
Lawrence, Ellis F.
Holford, William G.
Date1915
CityPortland
CountyMultnomah
State/ProvinceOregon
CountryUnited States
Site Detail1719 Northeast Knott Street
CatalogerEdward H. Teague
Object Typearchitecture
built works
views (visual works)
exterior views
dwellings
houses
Period/StyleColonial Revival
SignficanceNational Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2008)
ReferenceGuide to the Ellis Fuller Lawrence Papers , Northwest Digital Archives, http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv35243 ; Ellis Lawrence Building Survey, https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/dspace/handle/1794/2150; National Register of Historic Places, http://www.nps.gov/nr/ ;
NotesOREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERT Y ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTOR Y COUNTY : Multnoma h HISTORIC NAME : BOWMAN . JOHN L ., HOUSE COMMON NAME : Building OTHER NAMES : RESOURCE TYPE : STATUS : built & survive s LAWRENCE ( JOB#) YEAR : ( 0288 ) ( JOB#) YEAR : ( ) CITY : Portland Oregon ( JOB#) YEAR : ( ) STREET : 1719 NE Knott st . FIRST DATE : Jan . 191 4 OWNER : Bernstein, Jack & Susan DESIGN BEG : Jan . 191 4 ( property address above) 97212 DESIGN END : CONSTR BEG : TOWNSHIP : O1N CONSTR END : July 191 5 RANGE : 02E SECTION : 2 6 MAP# : 2732 TAX LOT : 01- 02- 26- LOSS DATE : ADDITION : Irvington ORIGINAL USE : residenc e BLOCK : 046 residenc e LOT : 8- 10 QUAD : Portland PRESENT USE : ASSESSOR # : R- 42041- 0080 SITE : 0 .8 acres, approx . THEMEs : 20C Architecture, Commercial, Manufacturing/ Processin g DATA BELOW IS ON LAWRENCE FIRM'S DESIGN AS- BUILT : _ ARCHITECT : Lawrence and Holford CHIEF DESIGNER : probably EF L ENGINEERs & CONSULTANTS : CONTRACTORs : DeTemple ( Plumbing ) ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN : STYLE : Colonial ( 1910- 1935 ) PLAN TYPE/ SHAPE : rectangular ( front long ) FOUNDATION MATERIAL : brick STORIES : 2 .5 BASEMENT : ye s ROOF/ MATERIAL : bellcast hipped gable w/ comb . dormer types/ Ceramic tile s WALL CONSTR : hollow clay tile STRUC . FRAME : nailed wood frame PRIME WINDOW TYPE : wood multi- pane double- hung EXTERIOR SURFACE MATERIAL : stucco , DECORATIVE FEATUREs/ MATERIALs : arched multi- paned windows in dormers ; exposed brackets ; porte cochere ; bay window on east side ; lattice ; beveled glass front door ; doric porch column s OTHER : interior : elaborate oak and Honduran mahogany woodwork ; mural in dining room ; original light fixture s CONDITION : good MOVED : not move d ALTERATIONS/ ADDITIONS ( dated) : Bath added to rear porch ( 1944 ) LANDSCAPE FEATURES : mature camelias, rhododendrons, cedar tre e ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTOR Y HISTORIC NAME : BOWMAN, JOHNL., HOUSE ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES : detached two story carriage house/ garage w/ living qtrs on 2nd floor ( historic ) SETTING : urban residential ; facing south on Knott St . with a deep setbac k SIGNIFICANCE OF LAWRENCE FIRM'S DESIGN : EXTER . DETAILS/ CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . INTER . DETAILS/ CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . EXTERIOR INTEGRITY : Essentially intact as originally built . INTERIOR INTEGRITY : Essentially intact as originally built . SITE INTEGRITY : Essentially intact as originally built . SETTING INTEGR : Historic character & relationship of surroundings is intact . SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT : John L . Bowman was the owner of a men and boy's clothing store that was locate d at the corner of Third and Morrison streets, in Portland . In 1922 he purchase d the Brownsville Wollen Mill in Brownsville, Oregon . He is significant for hi s contributions to the woolen industry and his civic activities . The house is a fine intact example of one of Lawence's grander homes . SOURCES/ DOCUMENTS : Description ( Location ) Exhibit Quality photo, E . Lawrence Collection/ U of 0 ; Oregon Historic Photo Collection # 1684 ( OHS ) Multnomah County Tax Assessor Records ; Oregon Biographical Index( OHS) ; Polk' s Portland City Dircetory ; Portland Building Permits ; and Portland Historic Resource Inventory PUBLICATIONs : Watson, Esther Kelly . WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1889- 1979 . PACIFIC COAST ARCHITECT . Vol . VI, # 4, Jan . 1914 . p .47 7 SLIDE NO . : RESEARCH BY : K . Lakin DATE : 09/ 24/ 8 7 SHPO INVENTORY NO . : RECORDED BY : K . Lakin DATE : 07/ 11/ 88 ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING SURVE Y HISTORIC NAME : BOWMAN, JOHN L ., HOUSE RECENT PHOT O NEGATIVE # s : KLR15, # First it above is upper- right photo ; second # is just below . If no # above , see sources a t bottom of page . nn~ arnnnr- Jr I- 11- 1nn HISTORIC PHOTO/ OTHER GRAPHIC SOURCE : K . Laki n S SA ~~ JHWLJHL_ IUU IJUQQiJIJ W W STANTON r awn,. r. f ~ iFvIN( .! N SCH - I Ir II Ilmoa = a ~ g~~ 0 9 0 0 K11 oTT NE . STR. I I IC K NOT T q Q~ a I ~ JL~ I Sr . 1 e I O h J0 a !! J L I n OREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERTY ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTORY E V A L U A T I O N HISTORIC NAME : BOWMAN, JOHN L . . HOUSE INTEGRITY OF : NUMERICAL 1. EXTERIOR: Essentially intact as originally built . 9 2. INTERIOR: Essentially intact as originally built . 9 3. SITE : Essentially intact as originally built . 9 4. SETTING : Historic character & relationship of surroundings is intact . 5 INTEGRITY TOTAL 3 2 DISTINCTION OF : 1. EXTERIOR DETAIL S & CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . 7 2. INTERIOR DETAIL S & CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . 7 3. STYLE : ( Colonial ( 1910- 1935) ) 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 among his best works . 7 Is it part of an ensemble of surviving buildings by Lawrence ? Lawrence building( s) nearby ; but arrangement is not ordered . 5 Are structural or technical aspects of the design significant ? Of moderate significance . 5 6. LAWRENCE'S PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS : Lawrence was probably chief designer, though little evidence 6 DISTINCTION TOTAL 3 9 EDUCATIVE OR ASSOCIATIVE VALUE : 1. HISTORIC EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES : No known association with historic events or activities . 0 2. HISTORIC PERSONs : Strong assoc . with person( s) of local historic significance . 5 3 . SYMBOLIC ASSOCIATION WITH AN IDEAL, INSTITUTION, OR POLITICAL ENTITY : No known significant symbolic association . 0 EDUCATIVE OR ASSOCIATIVE TOTAL 5 GRAND TOTAL 7 6 RANK: PRIMARY NOTE: Only the built, surviving buildings in Oregon were evaluated .
Metadata NotesDescription of this work is based initially on documentation supplied by the image provider. It is often the case with gift slides that very little information is provided. Review and updating of descriptive information by the collection cataloger is ongoing.
Digital CollectionBuilding Oregon: Architecture of Oregon & the Pacific Northwest
Source CollectionUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Image SourceEllis Lawrence Building Survey. Edited by Michael Shellenbarger, Kimberly K. Lain. Oregon. State Historic Preservation Office; University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, 1989.
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
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