502 4th Avenue - Capt. William & Elizabeth Casady House c.1867

Statement of Significance: William Caseday (also Casady, Cassidy) was an engineer, riverboat captain and pilot. He was co-owner of "The Clinton," with J.S. Gibson and John Cochran, the first steamboat to successfully navigate the Willamette River as far as Eugene. Caseday, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1823, married Kentucky-born Elizabeth Barker in Clackamas County in 1856. Mrs. Caseday was born in 1815. This house is significant for the detailing at the front porch, for its age, and for its association with Captain William Caseday. In the Canemah NR District, this house is classified as a Primary structure.