National Register of Historic Places in Josephine County

National Register #90000282: Amos Earle Voorhies House in Grants Pass 9 July 2007
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National Register #90000282
Amos Earle Voorhies House
421 Northwest B Street
Grants Pass
Built 1929

The architectural plans for this Cape Cod Colonial style house bear the title block of Boston architect Frederick H. Cowing. The plans were adapted by local contractor Gustav A. Lium.

In the first 40 years of the 20th century, Amos Voorhies developed the Weekly Courier into one of the most respected dailies in the state. He founded the local radio station. He was a member of the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce and the booster club, Oregon Cavemen. He was an incorporator of the Oregon Caves Company which sought, with success, to encourage tourism in the Illinois Valley by building a resort at the Oregon Caves.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1990.

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