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Britt House, 201 South First Street, Jacksonville, Jackson County, OR



B&W Photos

HB991104
Historic American Buildings Survey, Peter Britt, Photographer, Ca.1886, From Britt Estate Collection Southwest Elevation (prior To Second Story Addition).

HB991105
Historic American Buildings Survey, Photo: Before 1900, From Britt Estate Collection, , East Elevation.

HB991106
Historic American Buildings Survey, Emil Britt, Photographer, Ca.1900, From Britt Estate Collection West Elevation (showing Early Balcony Railing).

HB991107
Historic American Buildings Survey, Photo: 1912 From Britt Estate Collection West Entrance Elevation.

HB991108
Historic American Buildings Survey, Emil Britt, Photographer, Ca.1920, From Britt Estate Collection East Elevation.

HB991109
Historic American Buildings Survey, Emil Britt, Photographer, After 1912, From Britt Estate Collection West Elevation.

HB991110
Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs

HB991111
Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs

HB991112
Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs

HB991113

HB991114


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Item Title


Location
201 South First Street, Jacksonville, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-49
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-11).
Building/structure dates: 1860 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1880 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1912 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 demolished
Significance: Peter Britt, a Swiss landscape and portrait painter, arrived in Jacksonville in 1852, and established the first photography studio in Oregon. The Britt House represented the rural charm of country Gothic architecture popular for a brief period in the United States. In 1860, the first part of the house was constructed as a single block with dormer windows lighting the second level. In the late 1880's a higher studio wing containing a sky-light was added at right angles to the first structure. After Britt's death in 1907, in 1912 a third addition of a second story was constructed onto the kitchen wing. Wall construction consisted of wood frame with rock foundations. A fire in 1960, completely leveled the house, yet a major share of the exterior trim was preserved. Since that time, the maze gardens about the house have been turned into a city park owned by the Britt Estate and the State of Oregon.

Subjects
Houses


Related Names
Britt, Peter


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Peter Britt, Photographer, ca.1886, From Britt Estate Collection SOUTHWEST ELEVATION (PRIOR TO SECOND STORY ADDITION).
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photo: Before 1900, From Britt Estate Collection, , EAST ELEVATION.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Emil Britt, Photographer, ca.1900, From Britt Estate Collection WEST ELEVATION (SHOWING EARLY BALCONY RAILING).
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photo: 1912 From Britt Estate Collection WEST ENTRANCE ELEVATION.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Emil Britt, Photographer, ca.1920, From Britt Estate Collection EAST ELEVATION.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Emil Britt, Photographer, after 1912, From Britt Estate Collection WEST ELEVATION.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs. Dwight L. Houghton Collection GABLE AND ROOF DETAIL, SOUTH ELEVATION.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs. Dwight L. Houghton Collection GABLE DETAIL, NORTH ELEVATION.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs. Dwight L. Houghton Collection CONSERVATORY DETAIL, SOUTH ELEVATION. 10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs. Dwight L. Houghton Collection PORCH DETAIL, EAST ELEVATION, NORTH CORNER. 11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Carl Landis, Photographer, 1960 From Mrs. Dwight L. Houghton Collection PORCH DETAIL, NORTH ELEVATION.


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