Building Oregon

James, W. Leland, House (Portland, Oregon)

Title
James, W. Leland, House (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture
Alternative
W. Leland James House (Portland, Oregon) James, Lee, House (Portland, Oregon) Lee James House (Portland, Oregon)
Creator
Doty, Harold W. Sauceman, E. F.
Photographer
Timothy Askin
Creator Display
Harold W. Doty (architect, 1895-1941) E. F. Sauceman (builder/contractor)
Description
The 1929 W. Leland James House, designed by Portland architect Harold Doty in the English Arts & Crafts style, was commissioned by businessman W. Leland James. James founded Consolidated Freightways, a nationwide trucking firm that eventually became Con-Way, and Freightliner, a manufacturer of semi-trucks. James is credited with developing and implementing the concept of long-haul trucking, at a time when railroads still dominated the shipping industry. He had the house, which sits prominently on its site in the Terwilliger neighborhood, designed and built during a high point in his career. It was later occupied by William Gruber, the inventor of the View-Master. Architect Harold Doty was a long-time collaborator with Wade Pipes. Although not as well-known as some of his contemporaries, his work was nonetheless published in the national architectural journal Architectural Record, and an exhibit and lecture on his work was held at the Portland Art Museum after his death in 1943. The W. Leland James House was noted in Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon as Doty’s “finest work.” Source: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.
View
Kitchen looking west into addition
Temporal
1920-1929
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works houses dwellings
Latitude
44.064319
Longitude
-123.0825664
Location
Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Multnomah County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest
Street Address
5303 Southwest Westwood View
Date
1929
View Date
2015
Identifier
OR_Multnomah_WLelandJamesHouse_0013
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Rights Holder
This image was included in the documentation to support a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, a program of the National Park Service. The image is provided here by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and the University of Oregon Libraries to facilitate scholarship, research, and teaching. For other uses, such as publication, contact the State Historic Preservation Office. Please credit the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office when using this image.
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Oregon Historic Sites Database, http://heritagedata.prd.state.or.us/historic/
Note
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2016) National Register of Historic Places form was prepared by Timothy Askin, Pacific History Services, LLC.