411 5th Street - Albert and Sadie Price House

This 1-1/2 story bungalow sits under a front gable roof with a large gabled dormer on the east side. A hip roofed porch sits on the south side of the house, supported by square tapered columns resting on new stone piers. A simple balustrade runs between the piers, and the stairway up to the porch has received stone railings. A small rectangular bay is cantilevered out from the south façade under a shed roof just west of the porch, and a second cantilevered bay is present on the east side of the house. The gables and shed roofs on the bays feature open eaves and knee brackets that penetrate the notched barge boards. The house is primarily clad with drop siding finished with cornerboards, but the east dormer is clad with wood shingles. The windows are all 1/1 double-hung wood sash, typically arranged in groups with aluminum storm windows. The windows feature board surrounds with decorative hood and apron moldings. A large exterior chimney is present on the east side of the house, just south of the gabled dormer. The board formed concrete foundation is clearly visible with a fully developed water table making the transition to the drop siding.

 

Statement of Significance: Albert Price, born in Minnesota in 1885, was a "retail furnishings merchant" - a salesman and manager of Price Brothers, a men's clothing store located in downtown Oregon City. His wife Sadie was born in 1889.