Agnes and Martin McDonough Queen Anne Victorian house
Oregon City, Oregon
This two story Queen Anne sits under a gabled roof, with gables running both east-west and north-south. The gables typically cover octagonal bays that project out from the main body of the house. An octagonal porch under an octagonal hip roof is present at the southwest corner, where the roof is supported by slender turned columns with a simple balustrade enclosing the porch. The first floor level, above the stone foundation, which is said to be ballast from a ship from Maine, is clad with asbestos shingles. A decorative belt course separates the first and second floors, above which the residence is clad with varying imbrication patterns including diamond, sawtooth, and rounded shingles. The shingles are slightly battered above the belt course. The windows in the house are all double-hung sashes, and are a mixture of 1/1, 4/1, and 4/2, with some 4/2, some with four-pane transom windows. The original porch on the north side of the house was enclosed, probably at the time the asbestos shingles were installed. Decorative features include scroll cut brackets at the octagonal bays just below the enclosed eaves, the bracketing and sunburst pattern in the gable ends, and the two interior corbelled chimneys.