Medford Service Center, 1319 McAndrews Road, Medford, Jackson County, OR
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1319 McAndrews Road, Medford, OR
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS OR-160
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: Structures in the Medford Service Center were built by crews of Civilian Conservation Corps and Emergency Relief Administration workers in a locally large-scale public works project during the Great Depression. Two structures at the Medford Service Center (covered storage building, building #2300; radio shop building, building #2202) were determined eligible (and subsequently listed on) the National Register of Historic Places as part of a thematic nomination of CCC-built Forest Service administrative structures. (Buildings #2300 and #2202 were evaluated as having "tertiary" ranking within a "primary/secondary/tertiary" rank system. The structures' exteriors are the historically significant portions; the interior of #2202 has been thoroughly modified since the 1950s-60s.) These buildings are two of numerous existing examples of Forest Service administrative structures associated with the Depression-era construction activities of the Federal government in the Pacific Northwest. The architectural character of the Medford Service Center is largely utilitarian, with relatively little of the consciously "rustic"-style architectural character of most other Depression-era Forest Service compounds. The three structures at the Center not listed on the National Register were found ineligible due to post-1950s exterior modifications (additionally, the interiors of #2205 and #2301 have been extensively modified since the 1950s-60s). However, because two of the five structures in the compound are listed on the National Register, all of the buildings have been included in the Historic American Buildings Survey documentation.
Forrest, Linn A.
Gifford, Howard L.
Turner, W. I.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF MEDFORD SERVICE CENTER AT CORNER OF McANDREWS ROAD (R.) AND POPLAR DRIVE (L.), FACING NORTHEAST.
2. VIEW OF MEDFORD SERVICE CENTER, INTERIOR OF COMPOUND SHOWING BUILDING #2301, #2500, AND #2205 (L. TO R.), FACING SOUTHEAST.
3. VIEW OF MEDFORD SERVICE CENTER, INTERIOR OF COMPOUND SHOWING BUILDINGS #2301, #2205, #2500, #2202, AND #2300 (L. TO R.), FACING SOUTHWEST.
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