819 Washington Street

O.A. PACE HOUSE -- Statement of Significance: In 1910, O.W. Eastham and his wife sold lots 1-4 to John Loder. Two months later, Loder sold parts of lots 1 and 2 to H.B. Cartridge. In 1926, Cartridge sold his part of lot 1 to O.A. Pace. O.A. Pace was a clerk for Farr Brothers in 1916. He served as mayor of Oregon City from 1927 to 1936. He also served as county coroner. Pace's other house is located at 718 John Quincy Adams Street. Pace sold the lot to Clement and "Nuny" Lizberg in 1942. The Lizbergs sold the property to Walter and Vera Large in 1947. Vera worked at My Ladies Dress Shop.

This 1-1/2 story house sits under a side gable roof with minimal eaves. A gabled entry is located on the east façade, beneath a shed dormer on the south end of the roof and a gabled dormer on the north end. The first-floor level of the house and the entry gable are clad with stucco, while the gable ends and dormers are clad with wood shingles. The entry gable features a shallow arch over the arched entry door and is supported by a pair of turned columns. The windows are a mixture of double-hung and casement sashes, most being four- or 6/1. A large, fixed pane with a seven-pane transom is located on the east side of the house near the north end. The windows typically feature narrow trim molding. An interior chimney penetrates the roof on the west side of the main ridge and is constructed of brick.

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

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