Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
Corvallis Downtown Historic District, Bounded by First & Sixth Streets, Van Buren & Western Avenues, Corvallis, Benton County, OR

Corvallis Downtown Historic District, Bounded by First & Sixth Streets, Van Buren & Western Avenues, Corvallis, Benton County, OR



Significance: The Corvallis Downtown Historic District is locally significant as a commercial and social center in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The district reflects the commercial growth of the city, as well as regional economic and transportation development during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Corvallis Downtown Historic District encompasses significant historic resources dating from c. 1856 to 1950 that illustrate the growth of the city as a shipping center, college community and county seat of Benton County. The predominantly two and three-story buildings within the district are primarily of brick masonry construction illustrating typical Commercial detailing, consisting mostly of overhanging cornices, segmental and flat arched window openings, and large storefront windows and entrances typical of the period. The commercial and industrial buildings were, and continue to be, used for retail, banking, general office, warehousing, and government uses.
Survey number: HABS OR-183
Building/structure dates: after. 1856- before. 1950 Initial Construction



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Louter, David, transmitter
Mason, Anne, transmitter


benton county44.56457, -123.26204
Google Map of 44.5645659, -123.2620435


Library of Congress

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted.

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive,, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress,

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2021