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 Preservation Office.
Location. 43° 12.357′ N, 123° 20.978′ W. Marker is in Roseburg, Oregon, in Douglas County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1019 SE Pine Street, Roseburg OR 97470, United States of America.
Also see . . . Mill-Pine Historic District NRHPI Nomination and Continuation Forms (National Park Service). (Submitted on November 2, 2016.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
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