National Register of Historic Places listings in Klamath County, Oregon

This list presents the full set of buildings, structures, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Klamath County, Oregon, and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States.[1] Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide,[2] Oregon is home to over 2,000,[3] and 30 of those are found partially or wholly in Klamath County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 13, 2019.[4]

Current listings

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listed[6] Location City or town Description
1 Army Corps of Engineers Road System August 12, 2019
(#100004255)
Roughly parallel to Rim Drive and Pinnacles Road
42°52′48″N 122°02′16″W
Crater Lake National Park
2 Baldwin Hotel October 2, 1973
(#73001576)
31 Main St.
42°13′14″N 121°47′12″W
Klamath Falls
3 Judge Henry L. Benson House December 2, 1981
(#81000496)
137 High St.
42°13′25″N 121°47′07″W
Klamath Falls
4 Bisbee Hotel October 12, 2006
(#06000938)
229 S. 6th St.
42°13′27″N 121°46′47″W
Klamath Falls
5 Blackburn Sanitarium September 27, 1996
(#96001046)
1842 Esplanade Avenue
42°13′58″N 121°46′25″W
Klamath Falls
6 Bly Ranger Station March 11, 1981
(#81000650)
Highway 140
42°24′03″N 121°02′41″W
Bly
7 Comfort Station No. 68 December 1, 1988
(#88002624)
Rim Dr., near Rim Village Campground
42°54′42″N 122°08′44″W
Crater Lake National Park
8 Comfort Station No. 72 December 1, 1988
(#88002625)
Rim Dr., in Rim Village Campground
42°54′41″N 122°08′50″W
Crater Lake National Park
9 Crater Lake Lodge May 5, 1981
(#81000096)
Crater Lake National Park
42°54′36″N 122°08′22″W
Crater Lake National Park
10 Crater Lake Superintendent's Residence May 28, 1987
(#87001347)
Munson Valley
42°54′03″N 122°08′12″W
Crater Lake National Park The 1930s-era Munson Valley development was originally one of the best-designed rustic installations in a U.S. national park. This is the only building in the group to remain in near-original condition, and it employed unusual construction methods in response to the very short Crater Lake building season.[7]
11 Fort Klamath Site October 7, 1971
(#71000680)
SE of Fort Klamath
42°41′31″N 121°58′20″W
Fort Klamath
12 Fred Goeller House June 3, 1998
(#98000624)
234 Riverside Dr.
42°13′03″N 121°47′29″W
Klamath Falls As of 2013, the Goeller House has fallen into a state of disrepair.[8]
13 Honeymoon Creek Snow-Survey Cabin December 29, 2000
(#00000515)
Sky Lakes Wilderness
42°40′01″N 122°11′54″W
Ashland vicinity
14 Jacksonville-to-Fort Klamath Military Wagon Road May 16, 1979
(#79002068)
S of Butte Falls
42°28′46″N 122°26′57″W
Butte Falls vicinity
15 Klamath County Armory and Auditorium May 18, 2011
(#11000295)
1451 Main St.
42°13′42″N 121°46′29″W
Klamath Falls
16 Klamath Falls City Hall October 30, 1989
(#89001861)
226 S. 5th St.
42°13′24″N 121°46′51″W
Klamath Falls
17 Old Klamath Falls City Library October 30, 1989
(#89001863)
500 Klamath Ave.
42°13′25″N 121°46′51″W
Klamath Falls
18 Lake of the Woods Ranger Station – Work Center April 8, 1986
(#86000845)
Winema National Forest
42°23′09″N 122°13′34″W
Klamath Falls vicinity
19 Linkville Pioneer Cemetery July 11, 2014
(#14000400)
Corner of Lexington Avenue and Upham Street
42°14′02″N 121°46′58″W
Klamath Falls
20 Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge October 15, 1966
(#66000238)
Lower Klamath Lake, east of Dorris, California (See also Siskiyou County, California.)
41°56′48″N 121°39′53″W
Worden This national wildlife refuge, established in 1908, was the first large block of public land set aside for wildlife management purposes. Because of its origins in the Klamath Basin reclamation project, it became an ongoing example of the tensions between conservation and commercial demands in public land management.[9]
21 Warren Mills House February 11, 1993
(#93000016)
123 High St.
42°13′22″N 121°47′17″W
Klamath Falls
22 Munson Valley Historic District December 1, 1988
(#88002622)
Munson Valley Rd.
42°53′52″N 122°08′04″W
Crater Lake National Park
23 Oregon Bank Building September 10, 1987
(#87001525)
905 Main St.
42°13′38″N 121°46′45″W
Klamath Falls
24 Point Comfort Lodge December 31, 1979
(#79002080)
27505 Rocky Point Rd.
42°28′18″N 122°05′24″W
Rocky Point
25 Richardson–Ulrich House August 11, 1988
(#88001244)
636 Conger Ave.
42°13′24″N 121°47′40″W
Klamath Falls
26 Rim Drive Historic District January 30, 2008
(#08000041)
Rim Drive along edge of caldera surrounding Crater Lake
42°57′24″N 122°02′49″W
Crater Lake National Park
27 Rim Village Historic District September 18, 1997
(#97001155)
Jct. of Rim Village Rd. and an access rd.
42°54′37″N 122°08′33″W
Crater Lake National Park
28 Sinnott Memorial Building No. 67 December 1, 1988
(#88002623)
Rim Dr., near Rim Village Campground
42°54′42″N 122°08′33″W
Crater Lake National Park
29 Valley Hospital September 8, 1988
(#88001524)
405 Pine St.
42°13′27″N 121°47′06″W
Klamath Falls
30 Watchman Lookout Station No. 168 December 1, 1988
(#88002626)
Off Rim Dr. on The Watchman
42°56′35″N 122°10′21″W
Crater Lake National Park

Former listings

[5] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Summary
1 Winthrow-Melhase Block June 14, 1982
(#82003730)
December 28, 1994[10] 4th and Main Sts.
Klamath Falls

See also

References

  1. Andrus, Patrick W.; Shrimpton, Rebecca H.; et al. (2002), How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, National Register Bulletin, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 39493977, archived from the original on April 6, 2014, retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Program: Research, archived from the original on February 1, 2015, retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Historic Sites Database, retrieved August 6, 2015. Note that a simple count of National Register records in this database returns a slightly higher total than actual listings, due to duplicate records. A close reading of detailed query results is necessary to arrive at the precise count.
  4. "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  5. Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  6. The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  7. National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Archived from the original on June 6, 2004. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  8. Creasey, Andrew (March 14, 2013), "The fall of the house of Goeller", Herald and News, Klamath Falls, archived from the original on March 4, 2016, 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.
  9. Huston, Ann E. (May 1990), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Klamath Lake Reservation (PDF), retrieved March 3, 2016.
  10. Weekly Register List 1995, page 4
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