Murphy House

Common Name: 
Jones House
Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
1112 SE Emigrant Ave
Lot: 
1, 2
Block: 
65
Addition: 
Reservation
Plat: 
2N 32 11AB
Tax Lot: 
1700
Page: 
138
Date Constructed: 
1886-1890
Original Owner: 
John Murphy
Original Use/Function: 
Private House
Present Use: 
Private House
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Italianate
Plan type/shape: 
'L'
Structural Frame: 
Wood
Foundation material: 
Stone
Roof Form & Materials: 
Low pitched hip, composition shingles
Wall Construction: 
Wood Frame
Primary window type: 
Paired one-over-one double-hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Horizontal wood siding
Outstanding decorative features: 
Eave brackets, porch detailing, first story projecting bay window, door surround
Number of stories: 
2
Condition in 1985: 
Excellent
Exterior alterations/additions (dated): 
One story wing on back may be an addition, appears on 1903 Sanborn map
Statement of significance: 
This house is an excellent example of the Italianate style of residential Architecture in Pendleton. Its exterior is preserved essentially as it was built. The facade is asymmetrical with the right two-thirds projecting forward a few feet and extended further by the partial width porch. The left one-third of the facade features an elaborate bay window with recessed panels between carved brackets at the cornice line. The window framing throughout features a cornice molding at the head. One the bay window tiny half round pilaster are found at frame and wall intersections. Also the recessed panel motif is repeated below the windows. The porch columns are square in section but tapered and elaborated with various moldings. Solid arched brackets connect the columns to the porch roof, and turned pendants adorn the underside of the arched openings. The main entry door is flanked by panel moldings which continue up to the transom level, the glazed transom being the same width as the door. The eave brackets supporting the main roof of the house are the most elaborate of any found on residential structures in Pendleton. They are paired against a wide frieze band. The corner boards of the house echo the detailing of the porch columns with projecting moldings near their tops.