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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Shively - McClure National Register Historic District

 
 
Shively - McClure National Register Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
1. Shively - McClure National Register Historic District Marker
Inscription.
Here you look out over Astoria's first neighborhood. Platted in 1846 by prominent pioneers, Colonel John McClure and John Shively, this district was home to our most influential citizens; elected officials, leading businessmen, cannery magnates, ship captains, logging barons. The district was also home to Astoria's working class-Chinese, Yugoslavian, and Scandinavian immigrants who worked in canneries lining the riverfront. That diversity is reflected in the district's architectural styles. After a 1922 downtown fire, many larger homes were converted to apartments, a trend that peaked in WW II. Shively-McClure was also home to the first post office west of the Rockies, three blocks below this marker.
 
Location. 46° 11.053′ N, 123° 49.6′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and 15th Street, on the left when traveling east on Jerome Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Astoria OR 97103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Original Settlement of Astoria (approx. mile away); Ranald MacDonald (approx. mile away); Fort Astoria (approx. mile away); Clark Gable
Shively - McClure National Register Historic District Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
2. Shively - McClure National Register Historic District Marker (wide view)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Gimre's Shoe Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Into the Unknown (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Waterfront at Work (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Great Artery of Transportation (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Astoria.
Commercial Street was the heart of Astoria, Oregon, which is the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Lewis & Clark stayed near present day Astoria during the winter of 1805-06, and built Fort Clatsop for shelter. Members of the Pacific Fur Company, owned by John Jacob Astor, arrived in March of 1811 and established Fort Astoria. Several years later, the company failed, and the fort and fur trade were sold to the British in 1813. The fort was restored to the U.S. in 1818, though the fur trade would remain under British control until American pioneers following the Oregon Trail began filtering into the port town in the mid-1840's. (Submitted on January 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Registration.
In 1844, Astoria's central and oldest region, was platted by Col. John McClure and John Shively. The use of natural
Shively - McClure National Register Historic District Marker (<i>view south, up 15th Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
3. Shively - McClure National Register Historic District Marker (view south, up 15th Street)
contours was not a part of their thinking. They used Euclidean geometry, more appropriate for flat lands of the Midwest, than the swelling peninsula of Astoria. No matter how steep the hill or how many gullies traversed, streets were laid in straight lines. Their design left cutting, filling and bridging for future generations to worry about. The Shively-McClure district contains 408 buildings, of which 343 (83%) were constructed before 1939. The Period of Significance for the district stretches from 1846, the beginning of permanent settlement, through 1939 when construction ebbed. The district is stylistically diverse, representing 150 years of architecture. (Submitted on January 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureAsian AmericansIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
US Post Office & Customs House, Astoria, Oregon 97103 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
4. US Post Office & Customs House, Astoria, Oregon 97103
In 1847, the first post office west of the Rockies was established in Astoria by James Shively. The first U.S. Customs house was established in Astoria in 1849. The current building, constructed in 1933, is a two-story building on a raised basement. 11-bay front facade is divided by flat fluted pilasters with Corinthian capitals supporting a full entablature, with a balustraded parapet above, and a red-tiled hipped roof rising behind that. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 under its historic name U.S. Post Office and Custom House
Peter L. Cherry House (1877) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
5. Peter L. Cherry House (1877)
The Peter L. Cherry House (built in 1877) is a house in the Shively-McClure Historic District of Astoria, Oregon, that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Judge C. H. Page House (1879) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
6. Judge C. H. Page House (1879)
The Judge C. H. Page House (built in 1879), is a house in the Shively-McClure Historic District of Astoria, Oregon, that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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