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Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Patterson Home Site / Animal House

 
 
Patterson Home Site / Animal House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
1. Patterson Home Site / Animal House Marker
Inscription. Site of the home of A.W. and Amanda Patterson. He was a pioneer Lane County doctor and surveyor who plotted a greater part of Eugene. In 1853, Patterson was also a member of the Oregon Legislature and was instrumental in establishing the University of Oregon.

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."
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Collier House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Granite Glacial Erratic (approx. 0.7 miles away); Petrified Wood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ellis F. Lawrence (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bristow Monument (approx. 9.2 miles away); Elijah Bristow (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  50 Years of KEZI 9 News: "Animal House" Animates Eugene (Youtube.com, KEZI, 6 minutes). (Submitted on October 30, 2016.)
 
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Patterson Home Site / Animal House Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
2. Patterson Home Site / Animal House Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted to a stone monument, visible here on the left. The Patterson Home ("Animal House") was razed long ago, with its replacement structure visible here in the background.
The Patterson Home as it Appeared in <i>Animal House</i> image. Click for full size.
1977
3. The Patterson Home as it Appeared in Animal House
Patterson Home Site / Animal House Marker image. Click for full size.
1977
4. Patterson Home Site / Animal House Marker
The cast of Animal House at "Delta House", 1977. Courtesy University of Oregon Libraries
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 42 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.
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