Oregon Inventory of Historic Properties

HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEY FORM
Note: For properties 35 years old and newer, starred (*) sections are the only required fields.
*County
Lane
*Street Address
551 W 11th Ave

*City
Eugene

USGS Quad Name:

Township:
17-S

GPS Reading, UTM Format:
44° 2' 52.8936'' N
123° 6' 4.0212'' W
Range:
3W-WM

Section:
31

Historic Name
Date of
Construction:
1905

Block / Lot:
6/8

Tax Lot #
06700

Grouping or Cluster Name:
Other Names

Historic Use of Function
Residential, single family

Current Use
Residential, single
family

Architectural Classification:
Vernacular, Gothic Revival

Plan Type / Shape:
Rectangular

Number of Stories
2

Foundation Material:
Poured concrete

Structural Framing:
Wood

Moved?
No

Roof Type / Material:
Front gable, composition shingle
Exterior Surface Materials Primary:
Wood, shiplap

Associated Archaeological Site:
N/A

Window Type / Material:
1:1 double hung wood frame
Secondary:

Decorative:
Ribbon windows,
wrap around porch,
oculus w/ molding,
eave returns,
corbeled brick
chimney

Exterior Alterations or Additions, Approximate Date:
Bay window removed on porch.

Researcher / Organization:

SHPO #

Date Recorded:

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Number and Type of Associated Resources:
Single car garage
Integrity:
Fair

Condition:
Good

Local Ranking:
N/A

National Register Listed?
Yes
No

Unknown

Preliminary National Register Findings:
Potentially Eligible:
Not Eligible:

Individually

or

As a contributing resource in a District

Intact but lacks distinction or

One)

Not 50 years old or

Altered (Choose

Reversible / potentially eligible
individually or in a District
Reversible / ineligible, lacks
distinction
Irretrievable lack of integrity
* County:
* Lane

Street Address:
551 W. 11th Ave

City:
Eugene

Description of Physical and or Landscape Features: [Required for Intensive Level Surveys]
(Use Additional Sheets if Necessary)

This large two-story, rectangular in plan, home is Gothic Revival in style and located at 551 W 11 th
Avenue. The foundation is poured concrete and the rood is a front gable with composite shingles. The
exterior wall cladding is horizontal wood shiplap. Characteristic features include the wrap around porch,
eave returns, ribbon windows, oculus with molding, and the corbeled brick chimney. The porch
alterations include the removal of a bay window and possible other changes to the porch. The
additional feature of the home is the single car garage, with a front gable roof and wood siding.

Researcher / Organization:

SHPO #

Date Recorded:

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Photo: [Required for Reconnaissance and Intensive Level Survey Resources]

Researcher / Organization:

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Date Recorded:

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Site Plan: [Required for Reconnaissance and Intensive Level Survey Resources]

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Date Recorded:

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Note: For properties 35 years old and newer, starred (*) sections are the only required fields.
*County
Lane
*Street Address
551 W 11th St

*City
Eugene

Note: This page of the survey for is required for Intensive Level Survey
*County:
Lane
Street Address:
551 W 11th St

City:
Eugene

Architect and/or Builders:
Unknown

Owner Type:
Private

Local

State

Federal

Mixed
Additions or Subdivision Name:
Ellis Stewart Addition

Owners Name(s): Akari LLC
Address:
1244 E South Temple

Area(s) of Significance:
Criterion C: Architecture

City, State, Zip:
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Property Category:
Building

Phone Number(s): Not listed

Structure

Site
Object

District
Documentation

Researcher / Organization:

SHPO #

Date Recorded:

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Research Resources:
Title/Deed Records
Sanborn Maps
City Directories
Census Records
Biographical Encyclopedias

Obituary
Index
Newspapers
Tax

University Library (specify):
University of Oregon; Special Collections

Historical Society (specify):
Records
Lane County Historical Museum; historic
SHPO Files
photographs
State

Building Permits
Personal Interviews

Local Library (specify):

Archives
State
Library

Other (specify):
www.ancestory.com
www.oregonencyclopedia.org

Local
Histories
Historic
Photos
Bibliographic References (Books, articles, interviews, etc.)
SHPO Files: State Historic Preservation Office; Salem, Oregon.
Tax Records: Lane County Assessment & Taxation Property Information
Maps: Sanborn Maps 1902, 1925
Directories: Polk Directory, Lane County: 1924, 1933, 1934, 1941, 1945, 1952, 1960, 1965
United States Census: 1920, 1930
Other: “Eugene Streetcar System” A Project of the Oregon Historical Society.
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/eugene_streetcar_system/#.VSyQ8RPF_3p

Statement of Significance:
This Vernacular Gothic Revival residence is located at 551 W 11th Avenue and was built in
1905. This house is significant for its Gothic Revival architecture. Architecturally this home has
significance due to the wrap around porch, eave returns, and oculus with molding. Not only was this
one of the first homes constructed on W 11th Avenue, but the Gothic Revival style is not common to the
neighborhood, thus needing to be acknowledged for it’s architectural significance.
The 1902 Sanborn Maps provide evidence to the understanding that the area was not very
developed in the early 20th Century, with most of the construction occurring between 1920-1950.
Further, the Eugene Streetcar System was not completely running at its full capacity until 1907, and
didn’t reach its peak until the 1920s. This explains the development trends of the Jefferson-Westside
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neighborhood; and is also shown within 1925 Sanborn Maps.
According to City Directories and the 1930 United States Census, Archie L. Morris, a carpenter,
lived in the house with his family throughout the 1930s. By the 1950s ownership of the home changed
to Leslie Stephens and family. Interestingly a Stephens family household member, Charles Perrin, was
the owner of the home according to the 1945 City Directory, but the 1960 City Directory shows
ownership went back to Leslie Stephens. The first tax information for the home is dated to 1945 as
well. More research needs to be done in order to gain a more complete context.

Researcher / Organization:

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Date Recorded: