46 Walnut Street

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This one and one half story residence is rectangular in plan with additions and has a gable roof with composition shingles. Narrow shiplap siding with cornerboards sheaths the exterior. The windows are one over one double hung wood sash with fixed sash on the first floor, front elevation. There is a shed roof porch with peeled log supports and railing. There have been a variety of materials used to reside the residence over the years. The windows have also been altered. There have been several additions to the rear of the structure. The building faces east on North Walnut Street and is in fair condition.

There is a contributing detached one car garage associated with the structure. The building is covered with a gable roof and clad with shiplap siding. The swinging garage doors have fixed pane windows with four lights.

The original owner of this building was the Cressey family. W.E. Cressey was born in New Hampshire, Sept 23, 1846. Cressey moved to Oregon in 1881 and settled in Independence in 1883. He was a scholar, a linguist, accomplished violinist and school teacher. Cressey's first wife died in 1886 and in 1889 he married Elinhu Turner of Rock Island, Ill. Elinhu was a member of the Presbyterian Church.


EC= Eligible/ Contributing

NHD= Listed in Historic District

Comments: There is a EC semi-attached one car garage associated with the structure.
Historic side and rear additions; intact windows.

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46 Walnut Street