Tuesday, February 21, 2012

W.W. Calkins House, A Real Survivor


The W.W. Calkins house at 588 East 11th (Southwest corner of 11th and Patterson) is a survivor of the highest merit. Built in 1902 in the Queen Anne style the house was never remodeled or hacked into student housing. It still retains all its exterior decoration and its beautiful oak interiors. It has been office space for many years but always respected by its tenants. Mr. Calkins was originally from Minnesota and came to Eugene to run the Merchants Bank, which later became U.S. Bank. He was also a prominent Eugene attorney and served in both the Oregon House and Senate.

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