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Oregon State Forester's Office Complex, 2600 State Street, Salem, Marion County, OR



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Location
2600 State Street, Salem, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-186
Building/structure dates: 1936 initial construction
Significance: The Oregon State Forester's Complex is significant within the state context as a good example of WPA-era complex planning and development. It is also significant for the high quality of workmanship on specific buildings and structures constructed by both WPA and CCC forces, and continues in its use as a central facility for the Oregon Department of Forestry. The complex, through its buildings and site features, evokes its association with the New Deal Era programs that were utilized during its construction. The CCC camp buildings, on the east side of Mill Creek, were completed by April of 1937 and the original Department of Forestry buildings on the west side of the creek were built between March and December of 1938. The complex encompasses over 11 acres and reflects both the original development patterns established in the 1930s and the subsequent development of the complex as an administrative headquarters.

Subjects
Administration Buildings
Forestry
Civilian Conservation Corps


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
TOPOGRAPHIC VIEW OF THE STATE FORESTER'S COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM STATE STREET, WITH THE K.O.G BUILDING (KEEP OREGON GREEN) IN THE FOREGROUND.
TOPOGRAPHIC VIEW THE STATE FORESTER'S COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM STATE STREET, WITH THE NATIONAL REGISTER-LISTED OREGON STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING TO THE LEFT OF VIEW.
TOPOGRAPHIC VIEW OF THE STATE FORESTER'S COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING EAST ALONG STATE STREET.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE OREGON FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING, WITH MILL CREEK IN THE FOREGROUND.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING PAST FROM THE WEST SIDE OF MILL CREEK TOWARDS THE OBSERVATION TOWER.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING WEST AT THE MOTORPOOL, AUTOMOTIVE SHOP AND FOREST PROTECTION BUILDING (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT).
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING EAST AT THE FOREST PROTECTION BUILDING, THE MOTORPOOL, AND THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT).
GENERAL VIEW OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE FORESTER'S COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM STATE STREET AT EAST ENTRANCE TO COMPLEX.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH WITH THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, GRAPHICS BUILDING, FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING, AND THE K.O.G. (KEEP OREGON GREEN) BUILDING VISIBLE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE FORESTER'S COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM STATE STREET. BUILDINGS IN FOREGROUND, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT INCLUDE: THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, THE FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING, AND THE K.O.G. BUILDING.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING NORTH, WITH THE GRAPHICS BUILDING TO RIGHT OF FRAME AND THE OBSERVATION TOWER JUST BEYOND.
GENERAL VIEW OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE COMPLEX, WITH THE INSECT AND DISEASE LABORATORY BUILDING IN THE FOREGROUND.
GENERAL VIEW OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE.
BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE FORESTER'S COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, WITH THE FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING IN THE FOREGROUND, THE K.O.G. BUILDING TO THE RIGHT OF VIEW, AND THE BRIDGE AND THE OREGON STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND.
BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT THE NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING.
GENERAL DETAIL VIEW OF THE STONEMASONRY FEATURES ALONG STATE STREET, LOCATED AT THE EASTERN VEHICULAR ENTRANCE TO THE STATE FORESTER'S COMPLEX.
GENERAL DETAIL VIEW OF THE STONEMASONRY FEATURES ALONG STATE STREET AT THE CENTRAL VEHICULAR ENTRANCE TO THE STATE FORESTER'S COMPLEX.
GENERAL DETAIL VIEW OF THE STONEMASONRY FEATURES WITHIN THE COMPLEX, VIEW LOOKING EAST TOWARD THE BRIDGE.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER-LISTED OREGON STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING AND STONEMASONRY WALL AND FLAGSTONE SIDEWALK ALONG STATE STREET, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH FROM STATE STREET.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST ACROSS MILL CREEK WITH MASONRY STREAMBANK REVETMENTS IN FOREGROUND.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING EAST AT THE WEST BUILDING FACADE.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE SOUTH FACADE OF THE STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE MASSIVE STONEMASONRY CHIMNEY AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE FORESTER'S BUILDING.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE SCROLL CUT AND HAND-HEWN WINDOW FRAMING WITH MULTI-PANE, DIVIDED LITE WINDOWS ON THE NORTH FACADE OF THE FORESTER'S OFFICE.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE HEWN TIMBER MAIN ENTRANCE LOCATED ON THE NORTH FACADE, FACING STATE STREET.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE DEDICATION PLAQUE LOCATED AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE LOBBY OF THE STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE BUILDING LOOKING EAST.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT HIS DESK.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE, VIEW LOOKING EAST AT THE GLAZED TILE FIREPLACE.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE FIREPLACE LOCATED IN THE STATE FORESTER'S OFFICE WITH WROUGHT IRON PINE TREE ANDIRONS.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE WOOD PANELED WALLS, CEILING, AND SCONCES AT THE INTERSECTION OF THESE BUILDING COMPONENTS IN THE FORESTER'S OFFICE.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE MAIN STAIRCASE, VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE DECORATIVE BALUSTRADE RAILING OF THE MAIN STAIRCASE, VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, VIEW LOOKING EAST.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE DECORATIVE WOODWORK, INCLUDING ACORN FINIALS, BOXBEAM RAFTERS, AND WOOD PANELED CEILING IN THE FORESTER'S OFFICE.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST PROTECTION BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST PROTECTION BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST PROTECTION BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING EAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST MANAGEMENT BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE OF THE FOREST MANAGEMENT BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, WITH MILL CREEK IN THE FOREGROUND.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP SERVICE AREA, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP SERVICE AREA, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP, SECOND FLOOR, ILLUSTRATING WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SHOP, VIEW OF BOLTED ROOF TRUSS CONNECTION.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE MOTORPOOL BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE MOTORPOOL BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE "KEEP OREGON GREEN" ASSOCIATION BUILDING (K.O.G. BUILDING), VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST ACROSS STATE STREET.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE MAIN ELEVATION.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT THE SIDE ELEVATION.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT THE REAR ELEVATION.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE K.O.G. BUILDING, LOOKING AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH ALONG THE FRONT AREA OF THE BUILDING.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING EAST FROM THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE.
INTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE FOREST PRACTICES BUILDING, SHOWING SECOND FLOOR FRAMING DETAILS.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
PERSPECTIVE OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE REAR ELEVATION OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING ENTRANCE.
INTERIOR VIEW OF THE SERVICE AREA AT THE FRONT OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING.
INTERIOR VIEW OF THE STORAGE AREA AT THE REAR OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING.
INTERIOR VIEW OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW ILLUSTRATING THE WOOD FRAME CONSTRUCTION.
DEMOLITION VIEW OF THE FIRE CACHE BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING EAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE GRAPHICS BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE GRAPHICS BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE GRAPHICS BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
PARTIAL ELEVATION VIEW OF THE GRAPHICS BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE JERKIN-HEADED DORMERS OF THE GRAPHICS BUILDING MAIN ELEVATION.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE INSECT & DISEASE LABORATORY BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING EAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE INSECT & DISEASE LABORATORY BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTH.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE INSECT & DISEASE LABORATORY BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF MILL CREEK BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
GENERAL VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
APPROACH VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST.
SUBSTRUCTURE VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE MIDSPAN, VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE MILL CREEK BRIDGE SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE OBSERVATION TOWER, VIEW LOOKING EAST.
ELEVATION VIEW OF THE OBSERVATION TOWER, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SMALL STONEMASONRY BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
DETAIL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE SMALL STONEMASONRY BUILDING, VIEW LOOKING EAST.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF DOUGLAS FIR INTERPRETIVE SITE, VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST.
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE DOUGLAS FIR INTERPRETIVE SITE, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE STONEMASONRY STRUCTURE FOUND UNDERNEATH THE DOUGLAS FIR INTERPRETIVE SITE AFTER DEMOLITION, VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE STONEMASONRY STRUCTURE FOUND DURING DEMOLITION OF DOUGLAS FIR INTERPRETIVE SITE, VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
DETAIL VIEW OF STONEMASONRY STRUCTURE FOUND DURING DEMOLITION OF DOUGLAS FIR INTERPRETIVE SITE, VIEW LOOKING WEST.
DETAIL VIEW OF LANCET ARCHED OPENING OF THE STONEMASONRY STRUCTURE FOUND UNDERNEATH DOUGLAS FIR INTERPRETIVE SITE.


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