Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Patterson Home Site / Animal House
Amanda Patterson came across the Great Plains in the first wagon train of 1843. Their daughter, Ida, was a Eugene school principal.
In the 1950's and 1960's the house was used by a fraternity and popularized in the late 1970's by the film "Animal House."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Entertainment • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 44° 2.867′ N, 123° 4.875′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker is at the intersection of East 11th Avenue and Alder Street, on the right when traveling west on East 11th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 755 East 11th Avenue, Eugene OR 97403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.W. and Amanda Patterson Home (here, next to this marker); The Collier House (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Nobel Peace Laureates (approx. 0.6 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (1906) (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Friends Service Committee (1947)Emily Balch (1946) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jody Williams (1997) (approx. 0.7 miles away); The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997) (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eugene.
Also see . . . 50 Years of KEZI 9 News: "Animal House" Animates Eugene (Youtube.com, KEZI, 6 minutes). (Submitted on October 30, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on October 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.