786 S. Main Street

The City of Independence Oregon - Official Website
Classification:
Secondary
Year Built:
1914
Style:
Bungalow

This one and a half story residence is rectangular in plan and has a gable roof with composition shingles. Weatherboard siding and shingles above the belt course on the gable ends sheath the exterior. A concrete foundation supports the building. The windows are nine over one double hung wood sashand multi-light casement. There is a polygonal bay window with a shed roof. The main entry has a door reflective of the Arts and Crafts era with narrow vertical lights. The recessed full length porch has large square supports and a solid balustrade. The building faces east on the corner of Main Street and "H" Street and is in good condition. There is a one car compatible detached garage which is covered with wood shingles. A watertable caps the concrete foundation. The building was built by Arch Sloper, a contractor in Independence, for the Dr. McIntire family in 1914. McIntire was a well known physician in Independence who eventually become President Franklin Roosevelt's personal physician.

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