Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters (former) – Sisters OR

Description

This former Department of Forestry building was purchased by a private owner to preserve and live in after it was vacated by the DoF in 2011. From the Nugget Newspaper:

“County records show that the residence was built in 1938. What is still unclear is who built the building. One former resident had heard that a private construction company from Salem built the structure; not the Civilian Conservation [Corps], who built many of the department buildings throughout the state.

However, Bill Willitts found the CCC marker cut into the siding of the building in one of the rooms, showing that there was some CCC participation from CCC Camp Sisters. That finding and the general appearance of the structure makes CCC involvement likely. Further research is being done by the department’s Forest History Center in Salem. A warehouse was constructed in 1939 and a gas house in 1956.”

Source notes

Jim Fisher, "Willitts purchase forestry property," Nugget Newspaper, January 22, 2013

Project originally submitted by Sean Bressie on September 13, 2016.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


West Jefferson Avenue and South Elm Street.
Sisters, OR 97759

Location notes: West Jefferson Avenue and South Elm Street. http://goo.gl/maps/vMw44c7M6zQ2

Coordinates: 44.288545, -121.550334

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.