National Register of Historic Places in Josephine County

National Register #98000628: Clark-McConnell House in Grants Pass
9 July 2007
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National Register #98000628
Clark-McConnell House
961 Southeast 8th Street
Grants Pass
Built 1936

The Clark-McConnell House is a simple expression of the English Cottage style, a popular form for residential construction during the early 20th century.

Occasionally referred to as Tudor, "...this picturesque style featured asymmetrical massing of steeply pitched roofs, stucco walls with clean edges, unusual window patterns, tall chimneys, and English detailing - all calculated to produce a charming, moderately rustic design." (Gottfried and Jennings. American Vernacular Design: 1870-1940, Iowa State University Press, 1988)

In urban areas and their suburbs, the English Cottage style was often used for elaborately constructed brick residences. These impressive, architect-designed, structures are typically used as published examples of the style. Still, by the early 1930s simple rural versions of the English Cottage and its relative, the Norman Farmhouse, had become popular alternatives to the ubiquitous Bungalow and its various offshoots in less populous regions such as Grants Pass and southern Oregon.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1998.

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