Interior of James D. Robb House, Forest Grove

Title

Interior of James D. Robb House, Forest Grove

Description

This house was built in 1874 and is located at 2606 17th Avenue. The land on which this house was built was sold to James D. Robb in 1874 by Dr. Sydney H. Marsh, President of Pacific University. James and his wife, Caroline lived in the house from 1874 to 1882. Mr. Robb was the Washington County Superintendent of Schools and principal of the Tualatin Academy from 1874 – 1881. Mr. Robb sold the house to Rev. William Roberts and his wife Hanna in 1881. Rev. Roberts had a distinguished career in Methodiest missionary work in Oregon. This couple raised young Catherine Sager, a survivor of the Whitman Massacre. Edward and Samantha Coleman purchased the house in 1900. Samantha was a suffragette and temperance lady. Picture is of the window bay with period wallpapered walls, a chair and side table and a chaise lounge This house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 14, 1988. Also known as the Robb-Roberts (William Roberts) House and the Samantha Coleman House Harley McDonald was the architect who designed the house

Date Created

circa 1995

Subject

Houses
Housing
Housing, Single family
Architecture
Robb, James D.
Marsh, Sydney H.
Robb, Caroline
Roberts, Rev. William
Roberts, Hanna
Coleman, Edward
Coleman, Samantha
McDonald, Harley
Local & State History

Place

Forest Grove, Oregon

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

FHFG_pic0283

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact Friends of Historic Forest Grove at: rights@fhfg.org

Source

Friends of Historic Forest Grove