List of historic buildings in Klamath Falls, Oregon

This is a list of historic buildings in Klamath Falls, Oregon, many of which are located downtown.

Nineteenth century

Building Year Completed Builder Style Image
Judge Henry L. Benson House, added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1981.[1] 1892 Octagon house with Queen Anne Style Finnish

1900-1910

Building Year Completed Builder Style Image
Baldwin Hotel-Museum, added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 2, 1973.[2] 1905 George T. Baldwin
Fred Goeller House, also known as Goeller-Caillouette House. Added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1998.[3] As of 2013, the Goeller House has fallen into a state of disrepair.[4] 1900-1905 John Fred Goeller Queen Anne style reformed by Eastlake Movement
Williams Building 1907 Herman Winters Italian Renaissance
Richardson–Ulrich House 1908 American Craftsman Bungalow

1911-1919

Building Year Completed Builder Style Image
Blackburn Sanitarium, added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 27, 1996.[5] 1912
Klamath County Museum, formerly the Klamath County Armory & Auditorium 1914
Klamath Falls City Hall, added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 30, 1989.[6] 1914
Courthouse annex, formally known as Elk's Temple 1915 Klamath Falls Elks Colonial Revival
Arcade Hotel 1919 Christos Blanas Chicago Style

1920-1929

Building Year Completed Builder Style Image
Hotel Earley, also known as Collins Building and later as Hall Hotel Annex 1920 Italian Renaissance
Warren Mills House 1920
Crater Rooms Hotel 1924 B. L. Barkley
Bisbee Hotel, added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 12, 2006.[7] 1926
Hotel Cascade, also known as the Arcade Apartments 1926 Christos Blanas Greek Revival
Ewauna Apartments, originally known as Arcade Garage 1926 Christos Blanas
Klamath Falls City Hall, formerly known as Old Klamath Falls City Library 1926
Willard Hotel, also known as Lakeport Towers[8] 1927 Willard D. Miller Mission architecture
Balsiger Building 1929 Egyptian revival

1930-1939

Building Year Completed Builder Style Image
Oregon Bank Building, also known as Medical-Dental Building 1930 Gothic
First National Bank Building 1930 Gothic
Winema Apartments, also known as Hotel Elk 1930
U.S. National Bank 1937 Modern architecture

1940-1949

Building Year Completed Builder Style Notes
Ross Ragland Theater, formerly known Art Deco Esquire Theater 1940
Valley Hospital, listed on the NRHP in Oregon 1941

Dates Unknown

Building Year Completed Builder Style Image
1888 County Court House, purchased for $3,500 and previously a school or rented commercial premises that in 1888 housed county offices.[9] Unknown
Anchor Hotel Unknown Sydney Darling

Demolished

Building Year Completed Builder Style Image
Melhase building, demolished 2014.[10] 1905
Winthrow-Melhase Block, also known as Stevens Hotel. Destroyed after the 1993 Klamath Falls earthquakes damage. 1906 George W. Brooks Italianate
Hot Springs Courthouse, torn down in 1927, after a succession of lawsuits, to make way for Klamath Union High School.[9] 1913 Along Grecian architectural lines[11]
Klamath Falls Carnegie Library, opened 1914–1928, then used as high school library until 1957. 1913
Main Street Courthouse, destroyed after the 1993 Klamath Falls earthquakes damage.[11] 1918
White Pelican Hotel, burned in October, 1926. The site is now the location of the Balsiger Building

See also

References

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008. Reference: 81000496
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. NRHP Reference: 73001576
  3. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Reference: 98000624
  4. Creasey, Andrew (March 14, 2013), "The fall of the house of Goeller", Herald and News, Klamath Falls, retrieved January 28, 2014. Note that this source incorrectly states that the house's National Register listing expired in 2013, when in fact only the Oregon historic preservation special assessment property tax benefit expired.
  5. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Reference: 96001046
  6. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Reference: 89001861
  7. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Reference: 06000938
  8. "National Register off Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form". pdfhost.focus.nps.gov. United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  9. Robben, Janine (2005). "The Courthouse Blues: The good, the bad and the ugly". Oregon State Bar Bulletin. Retrieved 9 Jun 2014.
  10. Holly Dillemuth City mulls Main Street demolition Herald and News. Accessed 12 June 2014.
  11. Oregon Historical County Records Guide, Klamath County History Accessed 9 June 2014
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