National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County

National Register #81000491: Van Hoevenberg House in Gold Hill 13 July 2007
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National Register #81000491
Henry Van Hoevenberg, Jr. House
9130 Ramsey Canyon Road
Gold Hill
Built 1919

This bungalow was designed by the prolific local architect Frank C. Clark.

It is a rare, if not singular, example of a Clark design strongly influenced by English Arts and Crafts architects Voysey, Lutyens, and M. H. Baillie Scott. The original treatment of dark-stained shingle siding over a ground story of contrasting color and surface treatment, the exaggerated slope of the south roof plane extending to the ground story, the use of twin gables on the north face and garage front, and the narrow louvered openings and half-timbering effects at gable ends are the most distinctive Arts and Crafts elements of the residence.

The house was the mansion of Siskiyou Ranch, the extensive pear orchard holdings assembled by van Hoevenberg from 1910 onward. Collectively, the orchard mansions of the Rogue River Valley represent the style of life of young Easterners who came to build their fortunes in the pear boom at the beginning of the 20th century.

Henry van Hoevenberg lost his mansion and orchards in 1936 or 1937, as did many others in the industry during the Great Depression. The property was run by the Pelton Family for the next 40 years.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1981.

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