612 Jackson Street

CHARLES HOLLOWAY HOUSE -- Statement of Significance: Charles Holloway purchased this property from Florence H. Conklin and proceeded to construct this residence. The property was transferred eight times over a 65-year period, and it appears all owners used it as a rental. Tenants during the 1940s include John V. Gawlista, a machine tender for CWP Company who later worked for Crown Zellerbach, his wife Nell and their four children. Later occupants include William J. Haupert, an employee of S&M Lumber, and his wife Mildred, Anthony J. and Clair Jones, and Velva H. Newport.

This two-story bungalow, built into a hill, has a rectangular plan and sits on a stone and concrete foundation. The gable roof is covered with composition shingles and has purlins, decorative rake board and exposed rafter tails. The house is covered with drop siding and wood shingles. Windows are primarily 6/1 and 1/1 wood double-hung. Some appear to be vinyl replacements. The second-floor porch extends across the front (west) and south side facades and has a new balustrade. There is also a porch on the rear (east) façade, which is at ground level on that side of the house. A 2-story addition (1st floor is a garage at the street level and the 2nd floor is added to the 1st floor of the house) on the front façade has been altered. The hipped roof was replaced with a shed roof and a porch has been added to the front. The side porch of the addition has been enclosed. A high stone retaining wall extends along the south side of the front yard and 2 flights of stone stairs lead to the main entry door.

This property is a locally designated historic site located within the McLoughlin Conservation District. Contact ocplanning@orcity.org for more information.

Historic Inventory Form 

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