National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County
The house on the Patrick Dunn Ranch is one of the oldest in the Rogue River Valley.
Patrick Dunn, a native of Ireland, settled in the Rogue River Valley after an unsuccessful attempt at California gold mining. He arrived in the valley in 1851, and first lived in a log cabin which he erected a short distance from here.
In 1860, one year after Oregon achieved statehood, Dunn, then married, built this two-story frame home.
In the years between 1851 and 1860, Dunn had seen service as a member of the Territorial Legislature, served as Jackson County assessor, county commissioner, and county clerk. He also fought American Indians in the 1855 Rogue River uprisings.
The Dunn family owned the property until 1970. The house, while still intact, was in a state of advanced deterioration. Restoration included stabilization of the structure with two exposed beams in the first floor ceiling to tie the building together.
Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1978.