Roseburg in Douglas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Mill-Pine Historic Neighborhood District
The Mill-Pine neighborhood grew out of a need for housing close to the railroad. The Oregon-California railroad line was completed from Portland to Roseburg in 1872 and on to Ashland in 1884. Aaron Rose, the community's founder then began the development of this neighborhood adjacent to the railroad property. The first, second, third and fourth southern additions to the City of Roseburg were platted between 1887 & 1894.
A large proportion of the Mill-Pine neighborhood residents were associated with the railroad with jobs ranging from wiper to engineer. They serviced the many trains going through Roseburg each day. Other neighborhood residents worked in various occupations in a town made prosperous by the coming of the railroad.
In1927, the railroad regional division point was moved north, and railroad employment in Roseburg dwindled. The neighborhood has remained largely unchanged since that time.
Placed in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office. 1988
Erected 1988 by Oregon State Historic
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
Location. 43° 12.357′ N, 123° 20.978′ W. Marker is in Roseburg, Oregon, in Douglas County. Marker is on SE Pine Street south of SE Woodward Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1019 SE Pine Street, Roseburg OR 97470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hebe Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); 'The Blast' Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Southern Oregon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Douglas County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Courthouse Elm (approx. half a mile away); Medal of Honor Recipients Moon Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pinot Noir (approx. 8.9 miles away); History of the (grist) Wheel (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseburg.
Also see . . . Mill-Pine Historic District. NRHPI Nomination and Continuation Forms
National Park Service website entry (Submitted on November 2, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.