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National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County

National Register #99000533: Ashland Railroad Addition Historic District Old Ashland Passenger Depot and Hotel
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National Register #99000533
Ashland Railroad Addition Historic District
Bounded By Lithia Way, East Main, Oak Street, A Street and 8th Streets
Period of Historic Significance: 1883-1949

The development of Ashland that began with the discovery of gold near the present site of Jacksonville in early 1852, and the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850, sparked the settlement of this area.

The anticipation of the arrival of the railroad instigated a major wave of building and the platting of this section of Ashland when it was sold to the Oregon and California Railroad Company in 1873. The railroad company surveyed this major addition that doubled Ashland's size.

The first train pulled into Ashland in 1884. Residences and commercial structures were constructed during 1884-88. The Depot Hotel was built in 1888. By 1890, lodging houses, saloons, restaurants, stores and warehouses formed a separate commercial district on A Street where residents could conveniently purchase goods and services, developing the Railroad Addition as a self-contained unit.

In 1893, the national depression slowed building in this district, but as railroad business increased in 1898, the second major period of growth began.

As railroad workers and tradespeople moved into the area after 1900, one or one-and-one-half story vernacular frame houses were being constructed which provided affordable housing for the brakemen, firemen, and conductors, as well as carpenters, barbers,

The relatively small number of new buildings constructed in the railroad district during 1913 and 1930 reflects the city's absorption in World War I, a slowing economy, and the opening of the Southern Pacific Natron Cutoff in 1927 which bypassed Ashland.

With the Great Depression, many people lost their homes. Renters, retirees, and those on stable or subsidized incomes increasingly occupied the Railroad Addition. Many dwellings were converted to multi-family use. New building was scarce.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1999.

This 1,170-acre historic district contains 256 contributing buildings.

Contributing Buildings Sequenced By Name
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Name Year Address Remarks
1900125 Second StreetStick/Eastlake
1910139 Second StreetVernacular
1890153 Second StreetVernacular
1892159 Second StreetVernacular
1905542 A StreetVernacular
1908552 A StreetVernacular
1925562 A StreetBungalow
1899252 B StreetQueen Anne
1912Oak and A StreetsIndustrial
Abbot-Prescott House1910435 B StreetBungalow
Ahlstrom (Nils) House (National Register Listing #80003315)1888248 Fifth StreetVernacular house built for Southern Pacific conductor Nils Ahlstrom and his family.
Ahlstrom (Nils) Rental House1900266 Fifth StreetVernacular
Ahlstrom (Nils) Rental House1908637 B StreetVernacular
Ahlstrom, North House1920247 Sixth StreetBungalow
Alwine (Alvin) House1947136 Second StreetBungalow
Anderson (Belle) House1908142 B StreetVernacular
Angle (Levi) House1904191 Oak StreetVernacular
Ashland Cemetery (National Register Listing #95000687)Main and Morton Streets
Ashland Depot Hotel, South Wing (National Register Listing #91000047)1887624 A Street
Ashland Hose Company No. 21908264 Fourth StreetCalifornia Mission Revival
Ashland Oregon National Guard Armory (National Register Listing #87001564)1913208 Oak StreetCalifornia Mission Revival
Badger (Clarence) House1908107 Sixth StreetBungalow
Baer (Edward) House1902137 Fifth StreetVernacular
Baer (Victoria) House1902129 Fifth StreetVernacular
Baker (Adam & Lydia) House1895155 Seventh StreetVernacular
Banks (John) House1888132 Fifth StreetVernacular
Barnes (Albert) House1904239 Oak StreetVernacular wood frame dwelling with modest Queen Anne influences
Bell (Glen & Opal) House1948286 Eighth Street Vernacular
Beswick Rental House I1901257 Third StreetVernacular
Beswick Rental House II1901253 Third StreetVernacular
Beswick Rental House III1900247 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Billing-Sterrett House1948132 Eighth Street Bungalow
Blalock (Walter) House1908111 B StreetVernacular
Bledsoe (Hattie) House1905132 Sixth StreetVernacular
Blevins (F. M.) Rental House1912125 Third StreetVernacular
Blunck (Elmer) House1940283 Second StreetVernacular
Boiven (Henry & Nellie) House1900156 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Booth (Oren) House1915882 B StreetBungalow
Boulton Rental House1947695 B StreetVernacular
Brown (Charles & Mattie) House1898725 B StreetVernacular
Brown (Mattie) Rental House1898733 B StreetVernacular
Brown-Decker House190139 Fourth StreetVernacular
Bryant (T. W. and Delphia) House1889968 Main Street EastVernacular cottage
Burns (William & Ella) House1900143 Fourth StreetVernacular
Butler (John) House1920886 A StreetBungalow
Callahan-Mansfield House1928549 Main Street EastVernacular
Callie Winter's Grocery1940917 Main Street EastBungalow
Carey (R. L.) House1889843 B StreetVernacular
Carpenter-Love House1886247 Second StreetVernacular (Stick)
Casey (John) House1909640 A StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Chapman-Mickelson House1902209 Oak StreetQueen Anne
Chilcott-Shaw House1888154 B StreetVernacular (Italianate)
Chisholm-Ogg House1902142 Sixth StreetVernacular
Church of the Holy Rosary1889100 Sixth StreetVernacular (Gothic Elements)
Coffee (George) House1908154 Oak StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Cooke (Nicholas) House1910375 B StreetVernacular
Cooley (Benson D.) House1902939 B StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Corbett-Hughes House1910258 Third StreetBungalow
Cossairt-East House1900885 B StreetVernacular
Cox (Allen & Sarah) House1900120 Seventh StreetVernacular
Cox-Cavin House1900774 B StreetVernacular
Crocker (Merton) House190057 Fifth StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Crowson (Frank & Anna) House1904253 Eighth Street Vernacular
Crowson-Addison House1907916 Main Street EastVernacular cottage
Currie (Joseph) Boarding House1908586 Main Street EastVernacular
Damon (George) House192514 B StreetBungalow
Danford (Beecher & Katie) House1920108 Second StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Davison (Frank) House1901266 Third StreetBungalow
Dews (Oliver) House1902832 A StreetVernacular
Dews (Oliver) Rental House1903854 A StreetVernacular
Dilhan (Joseph & Jessie) House1912164 Sixth StreetBungalow
Dunkin (James) House1893773 B StreetVernacular
Early Vernacular House1898236 Fifth StreetVernacular
Easlick (William) Rental House190372 Fifth StreetVernacular
Eggleston-Davis House1903155 Eighth Street Vernacular (Queen Anne)
Enders-Corbett House1909248 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Engwicht (George) House1899161 Fourth StreetVernacular
Engwicht-McMillan House1905110 Eighth Street Vernacular
Evans (Julia) House I189974 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Evans (Julia) House II189970 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Evenson (Even) House190790 Seventh StreetVernacular
Everton (Walter) House1918265 Sixth StreetBungalow
Farquar (George & Nellie) House1947297 Sixth StreetVernacular
Farra-McFarland House1888692 B StreetVernacular
Faulconer (Alfred) House1947234 First StreetVernacular
Ferguson (James) House1912184 B StreetCraftsman Bungalow
First Christian Church of Ashland1947318 B StreetGothic Revival
Flagg (W. H.) House191177 Fifth StreetBungalow
Flook-Grubb House1890762 A StreetVernacular
Fox (William) House1899269 B StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Franco (Tony & Lulu)1946170 Oak StreetVernacular Revival
Free Methodist Church1908777 Main Street EastVernacular (Gothic Elements)
Free Methodist Church Parsonage1908775 Main Street EastVernacular (Italianate)
Frulan (John & Clara) House1888661 B StreetVernacular
Ganiard (Lucinda) Rental House I189978 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Ganiard (Lucinda) Rental House II1901343 B StreetVernacular
Ganiard (Lucinda) Rental House III1901333 B StreetVernacular
Ganiard (Lucinda) Rental House IV1899450 A StreetVernacular
Ganiard (Lucinda) Rental House V1899438 A StreetVernacular
Ganiard (Lucinda) Rental House VI1900309 Pioneer Street NorthVernacular
Ganiard (Sarah) Rental House190241 Fifth StreetVernacular
Ghea (Thomas & Martha) House1949272 First StreetVernacular
Gibson (W. C.) House190049 Fourth StreetVernacular
Gilliam (Lawrence & Edna) House1946267 Sixth StreetVernacular
Goff (Edgar & Kate) House I190056 Third StreetVernacular
Goff (Edgar & Kate) House II189950 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Gosnell (Eva) House1941145 B StreetVernacular
Groat (W. A.) House1900138 Third StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Grubb (Millard) House1922311 B StreetBungalow
Hahn-Jackson house1942270 Eighth Street Vernacular
Hall-Thompson House1949270 First StreetVernacular
Hannon (Leonard & Irene) House1946294 Sixth StreetVernacular
Hansen (Hans) House1904855 B StreetVernacular
Hargadine (Charles & Carrie) House1900138 Second StreetVernacular
Hargrove (Anna & Ida) House1909185 Pioneer Street NorthCraftsman Bungalow
Harper-Luceford Rental House1944240 First StreetVernacular
Harp-Long House1904130 Eighth Street Vernacular
Harrington (Elmer & Bertie) house1907156 Eighth Street Vernacular
Harris (Carl) House1915660 B StreetBungalow
Hartley (Roy) Rental House I1942130 Third StreetVernacular
Haskins (Sarah) House194570 Fourth StreetVernacular
Hay Warehouse1908309 1/2 Pioneer Street NorthIndustrial
Hedberg-Silver House1904743 B StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Heffling (John) House1898259 B StreetVernacular
Hennan (Price) House1947246 Fourth StreetVernacular
Herbig (Thomas) House1906868 A StreetBungalow
Hicks (Margaret) House1901120 Second StreetVernacular
Hicks (Margaret) House II190064 Third StreetVernacular
Hicks (Margaret) Rental House III1901350 B StreetVernacular
Holmes-Flackus House1888872 B StreetVernacular
Hosley (Charles) House1888239 Second StreetVernacular
Hosley (Charles) House1886171 B StreetVernacular
Hosley (Roy) House1912155 Third StreetBungalow
Howett-Bagley House1901855 Main Street EastVernacular
Hubbard-Hardy House1889581 Main Street EastVernacular
Inlow-Sherard House1905881 Main Street EastVernacular (Queen Anne)
Jacobs Rental House1910985 Main Street EastVernacular
Jacobs-Slack house1920975 Main Street EastBungalow
Jones (William) House1908283 B StreetVernacular
Kane House (National Register Listing #86002964)1886386 B StreetQueen Anne
Keller-Ellis House1890626 B StreetVernacular
King (Burton) House1908586 C StreetVernacular
King-Mathes Rental House1908582 C StreetVernacular
Lane (Clarence) House1900880 C StreetVernacular
Lindsay (William) house1901928 B StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Long (Eliza) Rental House1909675 Main Street EastVernacular
Long (N. M.) Rental House I1888455 B StreetVernacular
Long (N. M.) Rental House II1888463 B StreetVernacular
Long (O. W. & Minda) Rental House 1941574 Main Street EastBungalow
Long (Osmer & Lila) House1901117 Eighth Street Vernacular
Loomis (E. F.) Building1899287 Fourth StreetChicago School
Loosely (George) House1917263 Oak StreetArts & Crafts Bungalow
Losher (James) House1904150 Pioneer Street NorthVernacular
Love (G. W.) Rental House I1900269 Second StreetVernacular (Italianate)
Love (G. W.) Rental House II1900263 Second StreetVernacular (Italianate)
Lucas and Rose Houses (National Register Listing #88001115)189759 & 77 Sixth StreetQueen Anne
Ludlow-Stevens House1909746 C StreetVernacular
Maupin (Charles and Ella) House194527 Dewey StreetVernacular
McCall (Jesse) House1890550 Main Street EastVernacular
McCall House (National Register Listing #81000488)1883153 Oak StreetItalianate
McClung-Peterson House1902247 Seventh StreetVernacular
McCune (Joseph) House1904108 Seventh StreetVernacular
McFarland (Albert) Rental House1912162 Fourth StreetVernacular
McGinnis (Luke) Rental House I1902107 Fifth StreetBungalow
McGinnis (Luke) Rental House II1900561 C StreetVernacular
McNair (William & Lorena) House1910323 Oak StreetThis Arts & Crafts Bungalow was built for druggist William H. McNair.
McNair (William) House1909303 Oak StreetArts & Crafts Bungalow
Mellus (Richard) house1888156 Fifth StreetVernacular
Merley (Josiah) House1908247 Oak StreetVernacular hipped-roof cottage
Miller-Van Vactor House189990 Fifth StreetVernacular (Italianate)
Mills-Poley House1887385 B StreetVernacular
Mitchell (Henry) House1201235 Fifth StreetVernacular
Monroe (George) House191290 Sixth StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Morehouse (Sherman) House191294 Third StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Morehouse (Sherman) Rental House I190887 Third StreetBungalow
Morris (J. W. B. & Cynthia) House1900649 Main Street EastVernacular
Morris (J. W. B.) Rental House1902665 Main Street EastVernacular
Mulit (Lloyd) House1905162 Pioneer Street NorthVernacular
Murphy (Roy) Rental House1941163 Pioneer Street NorthBungalow
Nininger (Charles) Building II1899215 Fourth StreetCommercial
Nininger (Charles) Building II1903220 Fourth StreetVernacular
Nininger (Charles) Rental House1902259 Fifth StreetVernacular
Nortstrom (John & Olive) Rental1930114 Third StreetNorman Farmhouse
O'Donoghue (Laura) House190047 Fifth StreetBungalow
Palethorpe (George) House1888585 Main Street EastVernacular
Parker-Davies House1890784 A StreetVernacular
Payne (Andrew) House1900954 B StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Peerless Rooms Building (National Register Listing #92001328)1900243 Fourth StreetCommercial
Pelton (John and Charlotte) House (National Register Listing #93000922)1894228 B StreetStick Victorian
Pfaff (Charles) House1905137 Seventh StreetVernacular
Pinkston-Bartges House1889426 B StreetVernacular
Poirera (Joseph) House1889785 B StreetVernacular
Poley Rental House190389 Seventh StreetVernacular
Porter (Frank) House1917548 C StreetBungalow
Porter (Morris) House1890143 Eighth Street Vernacular
Potter Rooming House1911160 Fourth StreetVernacular
Powell (D. Sherman) House1900281 Oak StreetArts & Crafts Bungalow
Powell (D. Sherman) Rental House1913762 B StreetBungalow
Powell (Thaddeus) House1910337 Oak StreetThis Arts & Crafts Bungalow was built for the miner, Thaddeus Powell, who live here with his wife until 1952.
Powell (William) House1889462 A StreetVernacular
Pratt (John) House1895338 B StreetVernacular
Ralph (Helen) Rental House1895165 First StreetVernacular
Reader (J. K.) Rental House1890600 Main Street EastVernacular
Reader (Mrs. J. K.) Rental House190992 Eighth Street Bungalow
Reid (Ethel) House1926933 Main Street EastBungalow
Rice (John) Rental House1888150 Sixth StreetVernacular
Rice (Mary) House1885123 B StreetVernacular
Richardson-Good House1884135 B StreetVernacular
Ritzinger-Flackus House1948871 B StreetVernacular
Rose (Charles & Laura) House1907568 Main Street EastBungalow
Rose Brothers Rental House191278 Sixth StreetBungalow
Royston (Dott & Earl) House1947440 B StreetVernacular
Schultz (A. F.) House II189178 Fourth StreetVernacular (Gothic Revival)
Senseny-McGinnis House190060 Fifth StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Shaw Rental House1931185 B StreetBungalow
Sherwin (Eugene) House1900171 Oak StreetVernacular
Shultz (A. F.) House I1888637 Main Street EastVernacular
Silsby (Colonel William H.) House (National Register Listing #85000365)1896111 Third StreetQueen Anne
Smith (Elliott) House1907221 Oak StreetVernacular cottage
Smith (George & Elizabeth) House1900107 Seventh StreetVernacular
Smith (Kelcy & Ruby) House1949565 B StreetVernacular
Smith (William & Annie) House1902925 B StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
Snyder (Valandingham & Sarah) House1908119 Seventh StreetBungalow
Soverns (Carleton) House1905140 Seventh StreetBungalow
Spayde (Mary Ada) House1928223 Fifth StreetVernacular
Spiegel (Gottlieb) Building1902447 B StreetVernacular
Stauffer (E. L. & Eva) House194665 Fourth StreetNo Style
Stephenson (G. W.) Rental House I1903155 Sixth StreetVernacular
Stephenson (George) Rental House II1900249 B StreetQueen Anne
Stephenson-Harvey House1900237 B StreetVernacular
Taylor (John) House1908155 Fifth StreetVernacular
Thompson Rental House193011 B StreetVernacular cottage
Throop (Elmer) House1901940 B StreetVernacular
Tibbetts (Elmo) House1901826 B StreetVernacular
Trefern (Mary) House1920625 B StreetBungalow
Turner (O. B.) House1905256 Sixth StreetVernacular
Unidentified House1895156 Sixth StreetVernacular
Unknown House1920598 Main Street EastVernacular
Unknown House1909685 Main Street EastVernacular
Van Horne-Wells House1895123 Sixth StreetVernacular
Van Sant (J. K.) House1899107 Fourth StreetVernacular (Italianate)
Van Sant (J. K.) Rental House I1899363 B StreetQueen Anne
Van Sant (J. K.) Rental House II1899355 B StreetQueen Anne
Van Sant (James) House II1907181 Oak StreetCraftsman American Foursquare
Van Sant-Bryant House1901573 Main Street EastVernacular
Van Tassel (Margaret) House1903117 Third StreetVernacular
Veghte (Charles) House1898144 Fourth StreetVernacular
Vining (Mary) House1886136 B StreetVernacular
Vining-White House1884180 Pioneer Street NorthVernacular (Queen Anne)
Walker (Lunsford) House1902263 Seventh StreetBungalow
Wells (Erastus & Ellen) House1902143 Third StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Whetstone (Newell & Beulah) Rental House1941142 Third StreetVernacular
White (Henry) Rental House1900556 B StreetVernacular (Queen Anne)
White (Henry) Rental House II1915131 Fourth StreetBungalow
White (Henry) Rental House III1912109 Fourth StreetBungalow
Whitmore (S. I.) House1902265 Third StreetVernacular
Whittle Transfer Company Warehouse1947264 Fourth StreetUtilitarian
Wilson (Merritt & Nancy) House1905767 Main Street EastVernacular (Queen Anne)
Wilson-Byrd House1922555 Main Street EastBungalow
Winkler (Walter) Rental House1915544 B StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Wolfe (Julius) House1910586 B StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Wooden (William) House1901130 Fourth StreetVernacular
Woods (Marc & Alta) House1946164 B StreetEnglish Cottage
Young-Davenport House1910664 A StreetCraftsman Bungalow
Zeller-Markle House1884225 B StreetVernacular
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