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Property Name Green , Harry A. and Ada , House
Reference Number 13000805
State Oregon
County Multnomah
Town Portland
Street Address 3316 SE Ankeny Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/30/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000805.pdf
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The Harry A. and Ada Green House is eligible for the National Register at the statewide level under Criterion C in the area of Architecture as a significant work of master architect Herman Brookman. It is unique among Brookman's body of work - exhibiting signature features such as curving walls, casement windows, ornamental ironwork, intricate detail, but in the high-style Spanish Eclectic style. The house was constructed in 1928 for Portland furniture magnate Harry Green - second president of Doernbecher Furniture Manufacturing Co. - and included all the latest modern conveniences and the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Every detail was carefully designed by Brookman -from the overall form and massing of the building to the highly crafted interiors and detailed site design . Specialty craftsmen - such as metal artist Iehan Konrad Tuerck 6 -were commissioned for the elaborate wrought-iron work, wood carvings, stone and plaster castings, and light fixtures. Unique to this particular residence are the exotic details - including imported African faience tiles, Egyptian shell, leaf, and flower motifs, and Moorish patterns and forms. The property retains a high degree of historic integrity - including the site, attached bathhouse and garage, and main residence exterior and interior. The period of significance is the original construction date of 1928 . The Green House is a unique early example of Herman Brookman's exploration of architectural style, ingenuity , and personalization of details, and commitment to fine craftsmanship beyond his typical bounds and those of his contemporaries in Oregon.

 

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