Livermore House

Common Name: 
Trisler House
Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
203 NW Ellis Ave
Lot: 
E 67' of 5 & 6
Block: 
2
Addition: 
Switzlers
Plat: 
2N 32 03DD
Tax Lot: 
7400
Page: 
37
Date Constructed: 
1899-1902
Original Owner: 
J.N. Teel
Original Use/Function: 
Private House
Present Use: 
Private House
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Shingle
Plan type/shape: 
Irregular
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Cross gable with tower, composition shingles
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
One-Over-One, Double-Hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Flush, horizontal wood siding on first story, shingled second and third stories
Outstanding decorative features: 
Palladian window on front facade, carved panels at top of octagonal tower
Number of stories: 
2 1/2
Condition in 1985: 
Excellent
Statement of significance: 
The construction of this house has been ascribed to Lot Livermore a prominent business man and Pendleton's first Mayor (1881-1882). However, Livermore purchased the property from T.N. Teel in 1902 for $6000.00, which indicates a substantial home on the site, probably the existing one. This house displays the basic forms of the earlier Queen Anne style, however, the flush gable ends (no eaves) and lack of surface detail clearly identify it as belonging to the Shingle style. The Palladian window prominently displayed on a second story bay, and the classical porch elemnets show the influence of the Colonial Revival style.