Oliver House

Common Name: 
Stone House
Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
1001 NW Despain Ave
Lot: 
5-6
Block: 
13
Addition: 
Coles
Plat: 
2N 32 03CD
Tax Lot: 
3300
Page: 
13
Date Constructed: 
c. 1912
Original Owner: 
Cordelia Oliver
Original Use/Function: 
Private Home
Present Use: 
Private Home
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Craftsman Bungalow
Plan type/shape: 
Rectangular
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Concrete blocks
Roof Form & Materials: 
Side gable with several front gables, composition shingles
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
Various multi-pane
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Horizontal wood siding on first story, shingled second story and stucco with false half-timbering in gables
Outstanding decorative features: 
River rock porch piers and chimney, false half-timbering in all gables
Number of stories: 
2
Condition in 1985: 
Excellent
Statement of significance: 
This unique Craftsman style home features a broad range of surface materials. Characteristic elements of the Craftsman style include the knee braces at the eaves, battered walls at the second floor line, multi-pane windows, battered shaped porch pillars and chimney of stone, false half-timbering and multiple small gable. This house also has the typical exposed rafter ends, however they have been trimmed to a minimum depth to de-emphasis their importance. (Though unique for Pendleton, a nearly identical house is pictured in a Field Guide to American Houses by McAlester on pg. 458)