Building Oregon

McCracken Brothers Motor Freight Building (Eugene, Oregon)

Title
McCracken Brothers Motor Freight Building (Eugene, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Creator
Shields, Wayne
Photographer
Harvey, Caitlin
Creator Display
Wayne Shields (builder/contractor)
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2005)
View
Document: National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1940-1949
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views warehouses
Location
Eugene >> Lane County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Lane County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Oregon >> Pacific Northwest United States
Street Address
375 West 4th Street
Date
1946
View Date
2004
Identifier
NR_Noms_05001055
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Type
Text
Format
application/pdf
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Note
"The McCracken Brothers Motor Freight Building is a two story Industrial style warehouse building with some Art Deco detailing. It is located in a mixed-use area of light industrial and medium density residential structures. It is located in the Whitaker neighborhood, west of Skinner Butte in downtown Eugene. The building stands at the northeast corner where West 4th Avenue and Lawrence Street intersect. The building sits on a flat lot with its primary facade facing south. A concrete sidewalk borders the south elevation, while asphalt pavement abuts the building on the east and west. The north elevation faces the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way and gravel surfacing abuts the building on that elevation. Another building is attached to the warehouse on the west side, obscuring the northern half of that elevation. There is no landscaping or vegetation present on the site. The building is a large concrete structure with a rectangular plan. Few alterations have been made to the building, giving it strong historic integrity. Hard use as a motor freight warehouse has caused incidental wear to the structure, though it is in relatively good condition." National Register Registration Form.