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National Register of Historic Places in Klamath County

National Register #81000496: Judge Henry L. Benson House in Klamath Falls 15 September 2008
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National Register #81000496
Judge Henry L. Benson House
137 High Street
Klamath Falls
Built 1892

The Benson House, built about 1892, is the only example of vernacular Octagonal domestic architecture in Klamath Falls and one of fewer than half a dozen such examples in the state. The house not only embodies the distinctive characteristics of the Octagonal mode, it possesses integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, and feeling.

Its most noteworthy occupant was prominent jurist, Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives and State Supreme Court Justice Henry Lamdin Benson who made it his home for twenty-three years.

Adapted from the NRHP Nomination Form.

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