- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - The Jacob Clearwater Farmhouse in Oregon has qualified for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2w0KCYF ) the house is one of just four single-family residences in the Springfield area built before 1874.

A report by the state Parks and Recreation Department said the home “retains good integrity, and clearly conveys its historic significance, evident in its appearance and style, including its massing, materials, and overall design.”

The Clearwater family traveled along the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s and homesteaded a half square mile (1.3 square kilometers) along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in 1865.

Its current owners are Deanna and Dave Larson.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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