Hillside Church, Hillsboro


Hillside Church, Hillsboro


Black and white photograph of a cross gable church in a modified Carpenter Gothic style. The church is white and sits on a foundation with a bell tower nestled in the corner created by the two sections. The faade of each visible gable features a row of triangular arched windows topped by three diamond-shaped windows which frame the entire window feature into a triangular arch. The main entrance is set in the bell tower's front facade, reached by a series of concrete steps, and the tower features a shingled second story beneath an open belfry with railings and decorative roof supports. A bell can just be seen inside, and the belfry has a tall, square pyramidal roof with nothing on the top. Basement windows are visible in the image left side of the church, and a bush in full leaf partially obscures the front facade. Pine and deciduous trees fill the hill slope in the background, and the church sits in a partially visible grassy field. Power lines run along the very top of the image foreground, with one connecting visibly to the church, running down the front corner of the bell tower and into the wall just above the basement.

Date Created

circa 1960s


Protestant church buildings
Wooden churches
Gothic revival (Architecture)
Architecture, Domestic--Carpenter gothic
Nineteenth Century History
Religion & Philosophy (General)
Cultural Studies


Hillsboro, Oregon


photographic prints






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