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Fernwood School and Addition (Portland, Oregon)
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Object NameFernwood School and Addition (Portland, Oregon)
ViewOregon Historic Site Form. Prepared by Iris Eschen.
Alternate NameFernwood Middle School (Portland, Oregon)
Creator/RoleEllis Fuller Lawrence (architect, 1879-1946)
G. Isaacson (builder/contractor)
Wettergren Brothers (builder/contractor)
Robertson, Hay, Wallace (builder/contractor)
CreatorLawrence, Ellis F.
Isaacson, G.
Wettergren Brothers
Robertson, Hay, Wallace
Date1911
Decade1910-1919
CityPortland
CountyMultnomah
State/ProvinceOregon
CountryUnited States
Site Detail3255 Northeast Hancock Street
CatalogerEdward H. Teague
Object Typearchitecture
built works
views (visual works)
exterior views
schools (buildings)
public schools (buildings)
schools (buildings)
Materials/Techniquebrick, terra cotta
NotesOREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERTY ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTOR Y COUNTY : Multnomah HISTORIC NAME : FERNW00D SCHOOL AND ADDITION COMMON NAME : Fernwood Middle School RESOURCE TYPE : Buildin g OTHER NAMEs : STATUS : built & survive s LAWRENC E ( JOB#) YEAR : ( 0187) 191 1 ( JOB#) YEAR : ( 0187) 192 4 CITY : Portland Oregon ( JOB#) YEAR : ( ) STREET : 3255 NE Hancock St . FIRST DATE : April 191 1 OWNER : School District # 1 DESIGN BEG : April 191 1 1915 NE 33rd Ave . 97212 DESIGN END : June 191 1 CONSTR BEG : July 191 1 TOWNSHIP : 01N RANGE : OlE SECTION : 25 CONSTR END : MAP# : 2833 TAX LOT : 01- 01- 25- LOSS DATE : ADDITION : Broadway ORIGINAL USE : schoo l BLOCK : 010 LOT : 1 QUAD : Portland PRESENT USE : schoo l ASSESSOR # : R- 10550- 1340 SITE : 0 .5 acres, approx . THEMEs : 20C Architecture, Educatio n DATA BELOW IS ON LAWRENCE FIRM'S DESIGN AS- BUILT : ARCHITECT : Ellis F . Lawrence, Architect CHIEF DESIGNER : E F Lawrenc e ENGINEERs & CONSULTANTs : CONTRACTORs : G . Isacson ( General)( 1911), Washington Brick, Lime and Sewer Pipe Compan y ( Terra Cotta)( 1911) ; Settergren Bros ./ Robertson, Hay, Wallace ( General)( 1924) , Williams & Gibson ( Plumbing)( 1924), Kendall Heating ( 1924 ) ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN : STYLE : American Renaissanc e PLAN TYPE/ SHAPE : " U"- shape d FOUNDATION MATERIAL : concrete STORIES : 2 BASEMENT : ye s ROOF/ MATERIAL : essentially flat / Bitum . builtu p WALL CONSTR : concrete STRUC . FRAME : steel fram e PRIME WINDOW TYPE : wood group . multi- pane db- hun g EXTERIOR SURFACE MATERIAL : brick, terra cott a DECORATIVE FEATUREs/ MATERIALs : terra cotta roof cap, cornice, water table, coursing, medallions ; incised bric k and plaster patterns - chevrons, diamonds ; terra cotta door surround s OTHER : ornate front portico with cast stone columns w/ basket weave capitals, roun d arched frontispiece with incised foliate pattern, octagonal pattern in tympanu m CONDITION : fai r MOVED : not moved ALTERATIONS/ ADDITIONS ( dated) : east wing added E . Lawrence( 1924- 25) ; retaining wall( 1931) ; major non- structura l remodel( 1977) ; large addition to east end( 1978) ; replace windows, add ducts ( 1986 ) LANDSCAPE FEATURES : none ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTORY HISTORIC NAME : FERNWOOD SCHOOL AND ADDITION ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES : major addition to east en d SETTING : urban residential ; faces south on the corner of Hancock and 33rd, new entranc e is on the east en d SIGNIFICANCE OF LAWRENCE FIRM'S DESIGN : EXTER . DETAILS/ CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . INTER . DETAILS/ CRAFTSMANSHIP : no longer survive s EXTERIOR INTEGRITY : Moderate changes ; some original character remains . INTERIOR INTEGRITY : Major changes ; original character lost . SITE INTEGRITY : Moderate changes ; some original character remains . SETTING INTEGR : Minor changes to character and relationship of surroundings . SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT : The elaborate terra cotta and brick work on this building makes this a significant Ellis Lawrence design . Unfortunately, there have been man y alterations to this building, the worst being the loss of original window s which are now tinted fixed pane bronze metal framed . Large exposed whit e heating ducts also detract from the original design . The building looks as i f it may have been sandblasted . The addition to the east end is large an d incompatible with Lawrence's design, however it is separated visually by th e use of a set back section of new building . If the heating ducts were remove d and the windows replaced, the building would then retain much of its origina l character on the exterior . SOURCES/ DOCUMENTS : Description ( Location ) Exhibit Quality photos, Ellis F . Lawrence Collectio/ U of 0 Multnomah County Tax Assessor Records ; Polk's Portland City Directory ; Portland Building Permits ; an d Portland Historic Resource Inventory Interview with Amos Lawrence by M . Shellenbarger 9/ 13/ 87 . Ellis F . Lawrence Collection/ U of 0 Librar y PUBLICATIONs : PACIFIC BUILDER AND ENGINEER . 1911, 1913, 1923, 1924 . PACIFIC COAS T ARCHITECT . 1911, 1913 . AMERICAN ARCHITECT 7/ 3/ 1918 . SLIDE NO . : RESEARCH BY : K . Lakin DATE : 07/ 06/ 88 SHPO INVENTORY NO . : RECORDED BY : K . Lakin DATE : 10/ 29/ 87 ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING SURVEY HISTORIC NAME : FERNWOOD SCHOOL AND ADDITION RECENT PHOTO NEGATIVE # s : KLR18, # 23 a First # above is upper- righ t photo ; second # is just below . If no # above , see sources a t bottom of page . IJI II k I [' ST . I I flTj DA R V . S . GRAN T K EL r. f1ANT vl . _ D. D. ALr. c] 2 L l ' i ~ E1ANw000 ~ WI SCHODa_~ I o I[ IL STJ[ 41 ° ST off 11 ti ~`. FpC F 0 1 / c , 17' q - KA r K .[ 0 3 0 SC % ~ 14i sco US. C ` ~ nuLrhnreA . a .`[~ S~ Ne 11fr trLoGK .5 W L PU S . LG RANT r HISTORIC PHOTO/ OTHER GRAPHIC SOURCE : K . Lakin and S . Donova n Lawrence Col . photos ( UO Library) OREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERT Y ELLIS LAWRENCE BUILDING INVENTOR Y EVALUATIO N HISTORIC NAME: FERNWOOD SCHOOL AND ADDITION INTEGRITY OF : NUMERICAL - 1. EXTERIOR: Moderate changes ; some original character remains . 2. INTERIOR: Major changes ; original character lost . 3 0 3. SITE : Moderate changes ; some original character remains . 3 4. SETTING: Minor changes to character and relationship of surroundings . 3 INTEGRITY TOTAL 9 DISTINCTION OF : 1. EXTERIOR DETAIL S & CRAFTSMANSHIP : High- quality skilled work : some fine materials . 7 2. INTERIOR DETAIL S & CRAFTSMANSHIP : no longer survives 0 3. STYLE : ( American Renaissance ) It has distinctive' features of its identified style . 2 Compared to Lawrence's other surviving Oregon buildings, this style i s one of few ( 5 or less) in its city/ town or rural area . 2 4. ORIGINAL USE : ( school ) Compared to Lawrence's other surviving Oregon buildings, this use i s unique in its city/ town or rural area . 5. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN : 5 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 moderate significance . 5 6. LAWRENCE'S PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS : Lawrence is known to have been the chief designer . 9 DISTINCTION TOTAL 3 0 EDUCATIVE OR ASSOCIATIVE VALUE : I . 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 : Some significant symbolic association . EDUCATIVE OR ASSOCIATIVE TOTAL 2 GRAND TOTAL 4 1 RANK : SECONDARY NOTE: Only the built, surviving buildings in Oregon were evaluated . 0 0 2
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