Building Oregon

Maegly, A. H., House (Portland, Oregon)

Title
Maegly, A. H., House (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture
Alternative
A. H. Maegly House (Portland, Oregon) Aaron H. Maegly House (Portland, Oregon)
Creator
Bennes, John V.
Photographer
Arden, Bruce
Creator Display
John Virginius Bennes (architect, 1867-1943)
Description
The fashionable house completed for wealthy Portland broker A. H. Maegly in Arlington Heights overlooking downtown Portland in 1915 is the foremost example of Oregon architecture clearly influenced by the Prairie School — Frank Lloyd Wright and his followers. It was designed by John V. Bennes, who received his early training in Illinois and whose admiration for the Prairie School architects was well known. With its tile roofs and ornament taken from the Italian Renaissance, Bennes 1 design is Mediterranean in spirit, but its slab-like roof overhangs, the Wrightian decorative brackets, the cantilevered second story bays, and the strong horizontal emphasis created by ribbon windows and tile string course and frieze are stylistic characteristics of Prairie School architecture. Source: National Register Nomination. National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 1981)
View
interior
Temporal
1910-1919
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works houses
Latitude
45.522211
Longitude
-122.7084767
Location
Portland >> Multnomah County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States Multnomah County >> Oregon >> West >> United States
Street Address
226 Southwest Kingston Avenue
Date
1915
View Date
1980
Identifier
pna_100000.tiff
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
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.