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Vancouver National Historic Reserve Historic District

  • Also Known As: Vancouver Barracks also Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Also Known As: Vancouver National Historic Reserve

  • Vicinity: Roughly bounded by an alley N of Officers' Row, East Reserve St, Columbia River, and I-5
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1824/00/00 Hudson's Bay Company Architect Fort Vancouver is establishment by the Hudson's Bay Company, construction begins on the first fort (1 mile East of the Reserve boundary), 1824-1825.
1829/00/00 Hudson's Bay Company Architect Hudson's Bay Company begins building the second fort (within the current Reserve boundaries).
1853/09/00 Ulysses S Grant Life Grant leaves Fort Vancouver in September 1853, returning in November to close out several remaining contracts, including one with the Hudson's Bay Company's Peter Skene Ogden.
1860/00/00 Hudson's Bay Company Owner The HBC abandoned their Fort, leaving the US Army to take possession of the entire site. Army planners use the original row of officers' residences and the parade ground as the basis for additional development.

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Particulars for Vancouver National Historic Reserve Historic District:
Area of Significance Agriculture
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Aviation, Air-related
Area of Significance Business
Cultural Affiliation Calaooia
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Education
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Structure Type Fortification
Area of Significance Historic - aboriginal
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Criteria Information Potential
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Owner Local
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Prehistoric
Owner Private
Historic Use Processing
Historic Use Religious Property
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 5th January 2007

Registry Name: Vancouver National Historic Reserve Historic District
Registry Address: Roughly bounded by an alley N of Officers' Row, East Reserve St., Columbia River, and I-5
Registry Number: 06001216
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal, Local, Private
Architect: Hudson's Bay Co.;
Architectural Style: Late victorian, Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Area in Acres: 252
Contributing Buildings: 47
Non-Contributing Buildings: 25
Contributing Sites: 11
Non-Contributing Sites: 2
Contributing Structures: 6
Non-Contributing Structures: 21
Contributing Objects: 2
Non-Contributing Objects: 3
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Agriculture, Architecture, Prehistoric, Commerce, Historic - aboriginal, Education, Historic and non-aboriginal, Exploration-settlement, Industry, Military
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Cultural Affiliation: Calaooia,
Significant Year: 1824, 1829, 1849
Historic Function: Defense, Domestic, Transportation, Religion, Industry, processing, extraction, Commerce, Trade, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification, Manufacturing facility, Processing, Single dwelling, Air-related, Business, Religious structure
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Defense, Domestic, Transportation, Government, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Military facility Business Single dwelling Air-related Government office Museum Professional

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