515 4th Avenue - John & Belle Rutter Residence c.1916

Statement of Significance: Belle P. Rutter, born in California in 1852, was the wife of John Rutter, a Canemah farmer who emigrated to the United States in 1872. Belle (whose first husband was Ross Spencer (902, 910 S. McLoughlin Blvd.) and John were married late in life, when he was 55 and she 51. This house is an example of a transitional style from vernacular to bungalow, and is typical of simple dwellings built in the second decade of the century in the Oregon City area. In the Canemah NR District, this house is classified as a Secondary structure.