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Martin Luther Pipes House

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The M L Pipes House, built in 1926, was designed by Wade Hampton Pipes, Portland's increasingly-acclaimed Arts and Crafts architect, for his father. It is thought to be an early example of architect Pipes' incorporation of Tudor elements into the English Cottage style, which he popularized in Portland, The house has all the characteristic elements of the English Cottage style as interpreted by Pipes, both interior and exterior, and is in excellent condition.

The M L Pipes House is located in the center of Lot 5 and the Northerly 10 feet of Lot 6, Block 6, MELBOURNE ADDITION to Portland, sections 4 and 5, Township 1 South Range 1 East, Willamette Meridian, in Multnomah County, Oregon. The street address formerly was 751 SW Vista and now is 2675 SW Vista. The Portland Heights neighborhood in which the property is located is immediately to the West of downtown Portland and contains many examples of 20th century period houses built by more affluent residents of the community.

After Judge Pipes died, his wife Mary lived only one more year until 1933. After her death, the house remained empty for a few years and then passed out of the Pipes family in 1944. A well-known dentist, Dr Sanford Wollin, bought and occupied the house for 10 years, then it was sold to Dr George Osgood, who owned the house until 1964, when George H. Shaver, grandson to Captain Shaver of Shaver Transportation Company, bought the house. In 1977, Robert and Beverly Morgan bought the house and owned it until they sold it to the current owners, Walter W McMonies, Jr and Nancy Duhnkrack, both of whom are, appropriately, attorneys by profession. - NRHP, 23 January 1987



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1926/00/00 Martin Luther Pipes Home Martin Luther Pipes House built for Martin Luther Pipes in 1926, Pipes' Home until c 1944
1926/00/00 Wade Hampton Pipes Architect Martin Luther Pipes House built for Martin Luther Pipes in 1926, Pipes' Home until c 1944
1932/07/00 Martin Luther Pipes Died Martin Luther Pipes dies

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Particulars for Martin Luther Pipes House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style English Cottage Style
Area of Significance Law, Legal System
Level of Significance Local
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 87000310
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Pipes,Wade Hampton
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: English Cottage
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Law, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Significant Year: 1926
Associated People: Pipes,Martin Luther
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Secondary structure

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