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Blakely House
Blakely House
Charles O. and Carie C. Blakely House listed in National Register of Historic Places (Photo) - 04/09/19

The Charles O. and Carie C. Blakely House in Portland is among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building’s nomination at their October 2018 meeting. The National Park Service—which maintains the National Register—accepted the nomination March 6, 2019.

 

The Blakely House is locally notable as a distinctive and well-preserved example of Queen Anne architecture in an unusual “butterfly” arrangement, featuring a centered entrance with two symmetrical wings on either side that project toward each street on this corner home. The design is well-suited for corner lots, presenting a “front” to both streets. Decorative Stick style elements include vertical and horizontal trim boards and decorative panels surrounding the windows and doors. The Blakely house was built c. 1893 and is a notable example of the architecture of Portland’s growing streetcar suburbs in the 1890s. The property is named for its first residents, Charles O. and Carrie C. Blakely, who raised their family at the house between 1893 and 1909.

 

The National Register of Historic Places was established as part of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

 

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on “National Register” at left of page).

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