Frank Chamberlain Clark (1872-1957)

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Frank Clark designed residences and commercial buildings in Jackson and Josephine Counties from 1902 until his death in 1957.

Clark was born in New York State and worked as a draftsman at the prominent New York City firm McKim, Mead, and White while studying architecture and engineering at The Cooper Union. He moved west in 1896 and worked in Los Angeles and Arizona before moving to Ashland in 1902.

His timing was fortuitous. At the beginning of the 20th century, wealthy easterners were relocating to the Rogue River Valley to plant orchards near Medford, Central Point and Ashland. They commissioned homes and civic buildings appropriate to their station.

Clark also prospered between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression. He designed homes for prominent Medford businessmen in the popular Craftsman, Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival styles. During this period, he also designed commercial buildings, two schools and a theater.

Several hundred of Clark's buildings survive.

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Ashland Masonic Lodge192825 North Main StreetAshlandMain N 0025Ashland Masonic Lodge
Barnum Hotel1915204 North Front StreetMedfordFront N 0204Barnum Hotel
Bowne Tomlin House19171845 Old Stage Road JacksonvilleOld Stage 1845Bowne Tomlin House
BPOE Lodge No. 11681915202 North Central Avenue MedfordCentral N 0202BPOE Lodge No. 1168
Bursell House19193075 Hanley RoadCentral PointHanley 3075Bursell House
Carter-Fortmiller House1909514 Siskiyou Boulevard AshlandSiskiyou 0514Carter-Fortmiller House
Chappell-Swedenburg House1905990 Siskiyou BoulevardAshlandSiskiyou 0990Chappell-Swedenburg House
Clark House19301917 East Main StreetMedfordMain E 1917Clark House
Clemens HouseClemens House
Clemens House1905612 Northwest 3rd Street Grants Pass, OR Street 03 NW 0612Clemens House
Corning Court19255 Corning CourtMedfordCorning 0005Corning Court
Driver House19264140 Old Stage Road Central PointOld Stage 4140Driver House
Enders Building1910250-300 East Main StreetAshlandMain E 0250Enders Building
First Baptist Church1911241 Hargadine Street AshlandHargadine 0241First Baptist Church
Fluhrer Bakery193329 North Holly Street MedfordHolly N 0029Fluhrer Bakery
Gates House19201307 Queen Anne Avenue MedfordQueen AnneGates House
Hafer House1905426 West 6th Street Medford Street 06 W 0426Hafer House
Liberty Building1909201 West Main StreetMedfordMain W 0201Liberty Building
Medford Hotel1911406 West Main Street MedfordMain W 0406Medford Hotel
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Building1925145 North Bartlett StreetMedfordBartlett N 0145Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Building
Pracht House1910234 Vista StreetAshlandVista 0234Pracht House
Root-Banks House191511 North Peach StreetMedfordPeach NRoot-Banks House
Sparta Building191112 North Riverside AvenueMedfordRiverside N 0012Sparta Building
Sweeney House 19252336 Table Rock RoadMedfordTableSweeney House
Taverner House1904912 Siskiyou Boulevard AshlandSiskiyou 0912Taverner House
Van Hoevenberg House19199130 Ramsey Canyon Road Gold HillRamseyVan Hoevenberg House

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