Benton County Local Historic Register

Benton County's Register of Historic Resources currently lists 59 properties noted for their historic significance.   Among these unique resources are dwellings, farmsteads, churches, barns, cemeteries, and covered bridges.  Several properties on the County Register have achieved the additional recognition of listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Resource Name County File # Date Placed on Register Township-Range-Section-Tax Lot Period Represented Contributing Factor/s

Benton County List of Local Historic Register Resources
*these resources also on National Register

Albert Zierholf Farm


HRC-86-01 2/27/86


1899-1920's two story wood frame farm house that is excellent example of rural turn of the century farm house construction, a mortise and tenon framing, Brimmer horse barn, plus outbuildings
Anthony Farm HRC-94-07 3/28/94 10-4-27-1100 1900-1925 Utilitarian barn, only surveyed example of a T-shaped barn, granary and implement shed, kitchen wing of the original house and landscape features
Augustus Buckingham House HRC-94-06 4/25/94 14-6-13-100 1894 excellent example of a 19th century farm house with Queen Anne elements
Bellfountain Park HRC-93-02 2/9/93


1845-1860 Benton County's oldest park, location of Methodist-Episcopal camp meetings and focal point for the spiritual and social life of the pioneer Belknap Community
Bellfountain School and Gym HRC-94-04 2/28/94 14-6-12DD-1100 1900-1925 significant as relatively intact examples of rural school complex built shortly after the turn of the century, the gymnasium is a good example of early wooden gymnasiums
Bush Dairy Barns HRC-94-32 1/9/95   1925-1940 20th Century Architecture/agriculture
Cabell Barn (#2) HRC-86-05 5/1/86


1920-21 One of the largest farm buildings in the Willamette Valley,
Cabell Lodge HRC-86-06 5/1/86 13-5-29-100 1912 Colonial style 1 and 1/2 story bungalow "club house"
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)  - Oak Creek Guard Station Residence and Barn HRC-92-05 7/1/92 11-5-20-200 1941 The station was built in 1941 and was used initially as a residence for summer fire-watch personnel. These structures are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the history of the United States, Oregon and Benton County
*CCC Sign Shop, Warehouse, and Monument HRC-92-04 7/1/92 10-4-31-1900 1936 The sign shop is an outstanding example of CCC "rustic" style architecture. It retains excellent integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association
Chambers-Miller Farm Group HRC-91-03 2/5/92   1860-1880 One of the first farms to be established in Kings Valley. It is an excellent exempt of an intact farm group dating from the Pioneer era through the Railroad era.  The house is an intact example of the late 19th Century Gothic Vernacular farmhouse and is notable for the Eastlake detailing of the porch.
*Charles King House HRC-89-03 7/21/89   1860-1880 Rural Gothic
*Children's Farm Home School LU-07-073 9/17/07   1925 20th Century revival of Georgian Colonial
*Crystal Lake Cemetery HRC-03-02 12/23/03   1850-1953 cemetery
Currier-Thompson House HRC-94-22 9/12/94 13-5-7-400 1900-1925 The house is the only example of a "Villa" style house in Benton County. It includes a craftman style interior.
Edwin & Anna Starr House* HRC-86-07 10/16/86 14-5-8-700 1900-1925 Gothic Vernacular farm house
Farley-Kirkham House HRC-94-08 5/9/94 15-5-2-1400 1900-1925 The house is architecturally significant as an excellent example of an early 20th Century farmhouse built by local carpenters and employing a variety of 19th Century elements.
*Fort Hoskins HRC-93-03 2/9/93   1856-1866 Fort Hoskins was one of three "forts" (which were actually unfortified posts) built by the U.S. Army to monitor the Coastal Indian Reservation in Oregon in the mid- 19th century.
George Cooper House HRC-94-17 6/13/94 12-5-8-200 1880-1900 The house is architecturally significant as a good example of a late 19th century Gothic Vernacular Farmhouse.
Hanson House and Incubator HRC-89-01 1/8/89   1928 Dutch Colonial Revival
*Harris Covered Bridge HRC-85-02 11/21/85   1929  
*Hayden Covered Bridge HRC-85-03 11/21/85   1918  
Hugo Neuman Winery HRC-94-12 5/9/94 13-6-9-101 1925-1940 This winery is among he last surviving examples of the early wine making industry in Oregon. It was the first winery in Benton County and the third in the Oregon. Neuman's wine was sold throughout Canada and the Unites States.
*Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. HRC-98-01 2/9/98   1938-1946 sawmill
*Independent Community Club LU-12-040 9/17/12   1919, addition is 1950 The Independent School was originally designed as a one-room schoolhouse with features of the Craftsman architectural style. The building’s footprint is irregular in shape with a projecting gable ‘wing’ on the south side and a telescoping gable roof over the porch on the west, front facade.
*Irish Bend Covered Bridge HRC-85-01 11/21/85   1954  
Irish Bend School HRC-95-05 6/12/95   1914 The only example of a two story, wood frame schoolhouse in the county
*Irwin-Cheadle Barn (Richard S. Irwin Barn) HRC-86-04 5/1/86   1880-1900 Rural Gothic
*Isaac King Barn HRC-94-26 12/12/94 10-6-28-1900 1850's The King family was one of the first families to settle in Benton County. The Isaac King farm was one of the earliest and most well known cattle breeding operations in Benton County.
*James Watson House & Barn HRC-91-05 10/9/91   1845-1860 Classical Revival
*John Fiechter House & Garage HRC-85-05 11/21/85   1845-1860 Classical Revival
Kings Valley Cemetery HRC-95-04 5/8/95   1850 cemetery
Kings Valley Evangelical Church HRC-91-02 10/9/91   1880-1900  
Knotts-Owens Farmstead LU-13-005 2/25/13      
KOAC Transmitter HRC-91-12 5/6/92   1925-1940  
Mark Rickard House HRC-85-04 11/21/85   1925-1940  
Mary Barclay House HRC-94-24 11/14/94 14-5-3-1000 1860's The house is architecturally significant as one of the County's best examples of a farmhouse exhibiting Stick and Eastlake design elements.
Mary's River Bridge HRC-93-04 2/09/93 11-7-26, spans the Mary's River on Harris Road 1900-1925 The bridge is the oldest example of steel through pony truss bridges in the County.
Monroe Cemetery HRC-95-03 5/8/95   1850 cemetery
Moody-Aldergrove School HRC-91-06 10/9/91   1900-1925 Education Vernacular
*Mountain View Grange (Lewisburg Hall and Warehouse Company Building) HRC-93-06 11/23/93 11-5-12AC-200 1900-1925 This resource is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the farming practices of the County.  It is also associated with the lives of persons significant to the history of the County.
Mt. Union Cemetery HRC-94-29 11/14/94 12-5-7-900 1861 This cemetery is associated with Reuben Shipley, an early African-American pioneer of the County.
Oakridge Cemetery HRC-94-33 11/14/94 12-5-31-1500 1880 This cemetery is characteristic of rural cemeteries of late 19th century. This cemetery has distinctive landscape features: an early use of concrete border , walkways, fence posts, and gravestones.
*Peter Rickard Farm HRC-94-05 3/28/94 13-6-12-601 1890 The house represents an early example of an exclusive design by an accredited architect. The farmhouse displays features of the Queen Anne and Eastlake styles.
Plunkett House and Barn HRC-91-07 11/13/91   1860-1880 Gothic Vernacular
Post-Strout House HRC-96-01 2/12/96   1880-1900 Rural Gothic, Gothic vernacular
Rycraft House HRC-94-45 1/9/95 14-8-1DA-7200 1900-1925 The house is notable in that it is the only surviving Queen Anne-influenced house in the Town of Alsea.  There are also elements of Craftsman-influence.
Samuel Franz House HRC-93-03 2/9/93   1860-1880 Gothic Revival
Samuel Whiteside House HRC-94-03 2/28/94 12-5-30-300 1880-1900 The house is architecturally significant as one of the County's few remaining examples of Late Gothic Revival style of architecture.
Slate/Hayden House & Grainery HRC-86-03 5/1/86   1880-1900 Gothic Revival
Smith-Rickard House LU-05-001 1/24/05   1890 Italianate
*Soap Creek School HRC-92-06 10/12/92   1929  
Summit Store HRC-96-02 2/12/96   1880-1900 service distribution
Taylor-Davis House HRC-86-02 2/27/86   1900-1925 Oregon Rustic
Wentz House HRC-94-09 4/25/94 10-4-35-700 1880-1900 The house is architecturally significant as an excellent example of a 19th century Queen Anne cottage.
*Willamette Community Grange LU-08-057 6/21/08   1923 Georgian design
Woodcock House HRC-93-07 1/24/94   1880-1900 Italianate
Wren Cemetery HRC-95-02 5/8/95   1850 cemetery
Wren Community Hall HRC-91-08 11/13/91   1925-1940