National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County
Victor Bursell, a prosperous farmer and stock raiser, was a Jackson County Commissioner for three terms.
Bursell's home in the rolling farmland southwest of Central Point was designed by Frank C. Clark who designed many houses for the area's elite. It is the only Prairie Style house designed by Clark in the Rogue River Valley.
With its low, hovering, hipped roof with broadly overhanging eaves, its belt course high on the exterior wall, its polygonal second story bay windows, and its banks of post and lintel window openings, the house embodies characteristics of the Prairie Style. However, in its all-wood surface, the house is also expressive of its locale, and it has elements of the Colonial Revival style typically used by Clark in his early 20th century designs for residential buildings.
Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1982.