Evans/Mattern House

Site Number: 

23

Approximate date: 

1905

Squarish in plan; two stories, gabled roof; corner bays on the north and east elevations; shallow bay on lower level of south elevation; frame; horizontal lap siding; with shingles under the upper corner bay, on the veranda and walls of corner bays. Cut stone foundation; veranda with eight inch square porch posts. Original large light windows have been altered to multi-light form.

Address: 

206 Hargadine Street

Alterations: 

Windows altered to multi-light.

Style: 

Arts and Crafts

City: 

Ashland

Significance: 

"Work is progressing at a lively rate on S. H. Evans' new house which he is building on his Hargadine Street property. The house will have nine large rooms besides a spacious basement and a commodious bathroom, and the cost will probably be about $3,000." (Ashland Daily Tidings 4/30/06) Samuel Evans and his wife lived in the house fives years and then sold it to Herman and Frederika Mattern. Herman Mattern came from Colorado to serve as superintendent of the Ashland Mine. The Matterns lost all their money in the 1929 stock market crash and were forced to sell the house. The property is remembered by long-time Ashland residents as a gracious, well landscaped location in the community. (See Atwood, National Register Nomination 1979)
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Sources of information: 

Ashland Tidings 4/30/06

Ashland Public Library collection

Louise Clark Patterson photo

 

Certainty: 

Confirmed, SOHS Inventory

On National Register of Historic Places: 

No

In Lure of Medford Inventory: 

No
Yes

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