Building Oregon

Spring Valley School (Zena, Oregon)

Title
Spring Valley School (Zena, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture Schools
Alternative
Spring Valley Community Center (Zena, Oregon)
Description
Built in 1907, the Spring Valley School is a rectangular, one-story building of wood frame construction that is located at the foot of the Eola Hills, approximately 9 miles NW of Salem, Oregon. One-room school houses were often one of the first public buildings constructed in pioneer settlements. They were treasured by the local residents not only for their educational value but many times also for providing a gathering place for the entire community, children and adults. The Spring Valley School/Community Center has served both of these historic needs for over 100 years, from the original source of education beginning in 1907 to 1952 and then as a neighborhood gathering location up to the current time. Very few alterations have occurred since it ceased being used as a school house. The building is still largely a showcase of the original purpose and for the architectural style that was common at the time it was built. National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2018) This content 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.
View
exterior
Temporal
1900-1909
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works
Latitude
45.054329
Longitude
-123.097297
Location
Zena (United States >> Oregon) Polk County >> Oregon >> West >> United States
Street Address
8295 Spring Valley Road Northwest
Date
1907
Identifier
OR_Polk_SpringValleySchool_01
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Rights Holder
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, contact the State Historic Preservation Office. Please credit photographer and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office when using this image.
Source
Barbara Reese and Lois Loop, Spring Valley Community Center. Photographs by Josh Reese. "Spring Valley School, Zena, Oregon" National Register of Historic Places Registration Form." (2018)
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon