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Younq, John Quincv Adams and Elizabeth, House (Portland, Oregon)
Object NameYounq, John Quincv Adams and Elizabeth, House (Portland, Oregon)
Viewexterior: Attic, east bedroom.
Alternate NameJohn Quincy and Elizabeth Adams House (Portland, Oregon)
Datec. 1863
CountryUnited States
Site Detail12050 Northwest Cornell Road
Photograph Date2007-2008
PhotographerLiz Carter
Peter Meijer
CatalogerEdward H. Teague
Object Typearchitecture
built works
views (visual works)
exterior views
saltbox houses
attics (interior spaces)
Period/Stylevernacular architecture; Colonial Revival
Materials/Techniquestone; concrete; wood
SignficanceNational Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2008)
ReferenceNational Register of Historic Places Registration Form,,18020 ; National Register of Historic Places,
Notes"The John Quincy Adams and Elizabeth Young House is located at 12050 NW Cornell Road in the unincorporated community of Cedar Mill, Washington County, Oregon. Built circa 1863, the building is a vernacular one-and-a-half story form encompassing approximately 1500 square feet in its five downstairs rooms and two attic bedrooms. The building retains integrity of location, basic design, workmanship, and association. ln the areas of setting, feeling and materials the building has undergone some change; the closely linked setting and feeling have been impacted by the newer development nearby, but the immediate surroundings (i.e. the lot on which the house is located) still retain a rural character that reflects the historic setting. Material changes include removal of some of the window sash, porch replacement, and the application of later siding types. Many of these alterations appear to have taken place within the historic period, and none is sufficient to significantly impact the building's ability to convey its original appearance and period of significance". Source: National Register.
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 SourceOregon State Historic Preservation Office,
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
CopyrightThis image was included in the documentation to support a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, a program of the National Park Service. The image is provided here by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and the University of Oregon Libraries to facilitate scholarship, research, and teaching. For other uses, such as publication, contact the State Historic Preservation Office. Please credit the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office when using this image.
File NameOR_WashingtonCounty_YoungHouse_019.jpg
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Oregon Libraries
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