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Gordon, A. L., House (Portland, Oregon
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Object NameGordon, A. L., House (Portland, Oregon
ViewState of Oregon Inventory of Historic Property Ellis Lawrence Building Survey
Alternate NameA. L. Gordon House (Portland, Oregon)
Creator/RoleLawrence & Holford (architecture firm, 1913-1928)
Ellis Fuller Lawrence (architect, 1879-1946)
William Gordon Holford (architect, 1878-1970)
Thomas Christiansen (builder/contractor)
CreatorLawrence & Holford
Lawrence, Ellis F.
Holford, William G.
Christiansen, Thomas
Date1926
Decade1920-1929
CityPortland
CountyMultnomah
State/ProvinceOregon
CountryUnited States
Site Detail2478 Southeast Arden Road
CatalogerEdward H. Teague
Object Typearchitecture
built works
views (visual works)
exterior views
dwellings
houses
Period/StyleArts and Crafts
NotesOREGON 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
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