East Main Street Historic Neighborhood

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East Main Street Historic Neighborhood

Monmouth, Oregon 97361, United States

Created By: City of Monmouth - Historic Commission

Tour Information

Start your tour of the East Main Street Historic Neighborhood at the corner of Jackson Street E and High Street North, just one block east of Pacific Highway 99W. What makes the East Main Street Neighborhood special is the broad range of architectural styles in a concentrated area. The houses in this neighborhood date from c.1865 to 1975. The eclectic nature of the neighborhood provides a physical backdrop for experiencing the range of historic growth in the city.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Built circa 1925, this home is an example of the Italianate with elements of the Craftsman Style. The home was built for Ira C Powell, son of pioneer settler Franklin S. Powell, and a prominent citizen particularly noted for his association... Read more
This home, built c.1950 is reflective of the Ranch Style. The distinctive form and appearance of this style reflects several important 20th century trends; the rise of homeownership brought by government policies, the mass production of bui... Read more
Constructed c. 1925 this Tudor Revival Style period cottage was a popular style in the years following World War I. During the period after World War I, the exposure to European architecture began to appear in American houses. There began a... Read more
This Queen Anne Style home was built c.1900; it is one of only a few left in Monmouth. The polygonal bays, spindle work, and flash glass are characteristic elements of this style. This house is included on the National Register of Historic ... Read more
Built c.1869, this house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the oldest homes in Monmouth, it is the last Gothic Revival/Vernacular Style house in Monmouth. Joseph and Priscilla Craven, built the house as the cente... Read more
Constructed in c.1915, the home was built by Mort Staats for his brother Emmett, son of Henry D. and Mary Zumwalt Staats. The home was originally built so that the Staats children could attend Oregon Normal School. The home is an example of... Read more
This Mid-Century Modern style home built in 1963 was designed by architect Edith Yang. Edith became the first female minority architect licensed in Oregon in 1954. Mid-century modernism is characterized by simplicity, functional design and ... Read more
This example of a Minimal Traditional style home was built in 1935 and is reminiscent of Period Cottages without the decorative detailing.  Minimal Traditional homes are relatively small, one or one-and-one-half stories in height, and are ... Read more


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