Photographs and History of early Eugene Oregon structures and locations.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Alexander and Margaret Mathews House
Like the J.J. Walton Sr. house on High street, I believe the one story wing to the left on the Mathews house was probably the first phase of the structure and that the large and more elaborate block to the right was added later along with the front porch. I have no information on the Mathews or when the house, which stood on the southwest corner of 4th and Jefferson was torn down. By the simple style of the one story portion I would guess it from about 1860 and the larger wing with the bracketed eve and polygonal bay window to about 1880. The site has been an apartment complex since the early 7o's.