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Harris-Chambers House, 210 North Third Street, Jacksonville, Jackson County, OR



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HB990603
Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E


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Location
210 North Third Street, Jacksonville, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-82
Significance: In 1856, Mary Ann Harris bought the lot on the northeast corner of Third and C Streets from Alexander and Maria Benjamin for $500.00. The house, which dates from about that time, is a simple, A-roofed structure with a three bay facade. The central doorway is flanked by four pane over four pane double hung sash windows; the gable window is also a double hung sash. The architraves are plain boards with a moulding surround. The porch, with lattice columns and bracketing, covers the facade. The rafter/moulding also rakes along the sides of the gable end; on the underside, the rafter and purlin ends are exposed. Mrs. Harris apparently bought the house after her husband was killed and she moved to Jacksonville from her farm. According to local tradition, the Harris's cabin was surrounded by Indians, who killed her husband. Finding herself surrounded, Mrs. Harris determined to defend the house, firing at Indians from different windows to convince them that several persons were defending the place. After several hours, the Indians retreated and Mrs. Harris and her daughter escaped into the brush country, where they spent the night. The following day, a party of militia patrolling the road discovered the women and escorted them to Jacksonville.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August, 1971 WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION.


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