Jacobberger architectural photographs collection, circa 1900-1956  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Jacobberger architectural photographs collection
Dates
circa 1900-1956 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.72 cubic feet, (556 photographic prints and 16 photomechanical prints in 2 boxes))
Collection Number
Org. Lot 117
Summary
This collection contains photographs and photomechanical prints of buildings designed by Portland, Or. architects Joseph Jacobberger (1869-1930) and his son, Francis Benedict Jacobberger (1898-1962).
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph (Josef) Jacobberger was born in Lautenbach, France on 1869 March 19 and moved to the United States with his family in 1872. Raised in Omaha, Neb., he received his degree in architecture from Creighton University. Joseph first set up his architectural practice in Minneapolis, Minn., then moved to California, and finally settled in Oregon in the l890s. For a time, he worked for the firm of Whidden and Lewis, after which he set up his own firm in 1900 and then formed Jacobberger & Smith with his colleague, Alfred H. Smith, in 1912. He designed residences, Catholic churches, and institutional and public buildings and was also Oregon chapter president of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.). Joseph married Anne Mary Lillis (b. 1863) in Portland on 1893 May 2, and the couple had six children, including son Francis Benedict Jacobberger. Joseph Jacobberger died on 1930 March 18.

Francis Benedict Jacobberger was born in Portland, Or. on 1898 February 17. He attended the University of Oregon in Eugene, Or. and started his architectural career as a draftsman in his father's firm in 1921. Francis founded the firm Jacobberger and Stanton and also worked for the firm Jacobberger, Stanton, and Zeller, as well as Jacobberger, Franks, and Norman. He designed numerous Catholic churches, schools, hospitals, and other institutional buildings, including St. Francis Church and Providence Hospital in Portland, Or. Like his father, Francis served as president of the Oregon chapter of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) from 1945-1946, and he also co-authored Oregon's architectural practices law. Francis married Maude Cowles Barnes (b. 1898) in 1923, and the couple had two daughters. Francis Benedict Jacobberger died on 1962 February 4.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains photographs and photomechanical prints of buildings designed by Portland, Or. architects Joseph Jacobberger and his son, Francis Benedict Jacobberger, in Oregon circa 1900-1956. Joseph Jacobberger's work is represented by photographs of residential interiors and exteriors, as well as Catholic churches and other Catholic institutions, circa 1900-1925. Francis Benedict Jacobberger's work is represented by views of construction of the buildings he designed, including commercial and government buildings and churches, with some views of the completed structures, taken circa 1925-1956. Most of the photographs in the collection are of buildings that the Jacobbergers designed in the Portland, Or. area, as well as a few other towns in Oregon, and the majority of the photomechanical prints depict architectural drawings of their designs. Many of the photographs are undated. Where known, the name of the specific architect for each building has been added to the entry.

Most of the photographs in this collection were taken by Portland, Or. commercial photographers, including George Andrew Corley, Arthur M. Prentiss, Charles O. Stevens, Peasley-Jourdan, and Angelus Commercial Studio, among others. Other photographs were taken by Ross B. Hammond, contractor for the construction of some of Francis Benedict Jacobberger's designs, as well as by Francis himself.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Jacobberger architectural photographs collection, Org. Lot 117, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Catholic churches and institutional buildings, circa 1900-1948Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by church or church institution name.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
All Saints School and Church, NE 39th and Glisan St., Portland, Or.
Taken by George Andrew Corley (Portland, Or.), Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.), and unidentified photographers.
circa 1915-1920
1/2
Assumption Church (?), St. Johns, Portland, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.) and an unidentified photographer.
undated
1/3
Bandon Catholic Church, Bandon, Or.
Photographers unknown.
circa 1930
1/4
Chancery office and Catholic Sentinal, SW 6th Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
circa 1935
1/5
Coos Bay Catholic Church, Coos Bay, Or.
Taken by Burke's Camera and Art Shop (Marshfield, Or.)
undated
1/6
Holy Child Academy, NE 54th Ave and Sandy Blvd., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
1/7
Holy Names Academy and Normal School, Seattle, Wash.
Photographer unknown.
undated
1/8
Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver, B.C.
Photographer unknown.
undated
1/9
Holy Rosary School and Hall, location unknown
Photomechanical print.
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
circa 1923
1/10
Marylhurst College, Lake Oswego, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.) and unidentified photographers.
Includes photomechanical prints.
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
circa 1930s
1/11
Monastery of the Precious Blood, 1208 SE 76th, Portland, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.) and unidentified photographers.
Includes photomechanical print.
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
circa 1923-1929
1/12
Mt. Cavalry Mausoleum, 333 SW Skyline Blvd., Portland, Or.
Taken by Acme Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.), Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.), and unidentified photographers.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
1941
1/13
Providence Hospital, 100 NE 47th Ave. Portland, Or.
Taken by Ross B. Hammond, John Palmer Studio (Portland, Or.), and unidentified photographers.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger. Includes photos of model of building, construction, and completed structure.
1939-1941
1/14
St. Cecilia church, 5120 SW Franklin St., Beaverton, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
1948
1/15, OverA/1
St. Francis Church, 330 SE 11th Ave. Portland, Or.
Taken by George Andrew Corley (Portland, Or.), Ackroyd Photography Inc. (Portland, Or.), and unidentified photographers.
Includes photomechanical prints.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
undated
1/16
St. John the Apostle School, 516 Fifth St., Oregon City, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
circa 1947-1948
1/17
St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, 3060 SE Stark St., Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
1941, 1946
1/18
Saint Joseph's School, Roseburg, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Includes photomechanical print.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
circa 1934
1/19
St. Lawrence School, SW Third, Portland, Or.
Taken by George Andrew Corley (Portland, Or.) and Francis B. Jacobberger.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
undated
1/20
St. Mary Magdalene Church, 3123 NE 24th Ave., Portland, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.) and unidentified photographers.
undated
1/21, OverA/1
St. Mary's Academy, 1615 SW 5th Ave., Portland, Or.
Taken by Ross B. Hammond, Charles O. Stevens (Portland, Or.), Leonard Delano Studios, and Acme Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.).
Includes page from magazine.
Designed by Jacobberger, Stanton and Zeller.
1940-1941, 1947
1/22
St. Mary's Boys Home, 16535 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy., Beaverton, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Includes photomechanical prints.
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
undated
1/23
St. Mary's Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis St., Portland, Or.
Taken by Jourdan, Peasley-Jourdan (Portland, Or.), Francis Kies (Portland, Or.), Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.), and Arthur M. Prentiss (Portland, Or.).
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
circa 1926
1/24
St. Phillip Neri Church Rectory, 2471 SE Tamarack St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
undated
1/25
St. Rose Industrial School, 597 N. Dekum St., Portland, Or.
Taken by Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)
Includes one photo-postcard.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
1945
1/26
St. Stephen's School, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
circa 1900
1/27
St. Vincent's Hospital and Nursing Home, NW Cornell Rd., Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
undated
1/28
University of Portland, various buildings
Taken by Acme Commercial Photographers (Portland, Or.).
Includes photomechanical prints.
See also Box 2, Folder 34 for images of the Phi Gamma Delta house at the University of Portland.
1948
1/29
Unidentified Catholic churches and other buildings
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.) and unidentified photographers.
Includes photo-postcards and photomechanical print.
undated

Series B:  Residences, 1907-1935Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by last name of homeowner.

Nearly all of the residences listed below were designed by Joseph Jacobberger, unless otherwise noted.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
J. N. Allison home, 2444 SW Broadway Dr., Portland, Or.
Taken by Peasley-Jourdan (Portland, Or.).
undated
2/2
Benson Arbuckle home, 1831 SW 14th Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/3
Chester Benson home, 2432 SW Broadway Dr., Portland, Or.
Taken by Peasley-Jourdan (Portland, Or.).
undated
2/4
W. E. Boyd home, 2211 NE Thompson St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/5
Michael F. Brady home, 2210 NE Thompson, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/6
William E. Bushong home, 2609 NE Hamlet St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
circa 1925-1930
2/7
R. M. Colwell home, 2360 NW Cornell Rd., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/8
James C. Costello home, 2043 NE Tillamook St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
circa 1911-1912
2/9
Col. Henry B. Dosch home, Dosch Rd., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/10
S. Mason Ehrman home, SW Arthur Way, Portland, Or.
Taken by Peasley-Jourdan (Portland, Or.).
undated
2/11
William Ehrman home, 745 NW Albermarle Terrace, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/11a
Andrew J. Giesy home, 1965 SW Montgomery Pl., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
circa 1913-1925
2/12
Harry M. Haller home, 2115 NE Schuyler St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/13
Elizabeth P. Harrison home, 1245 SW Cardinell Dr., Portland, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.)
undated
2/13a
George N. Howell home, 2367 NW Kearney St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/14
E. S. Jackson home, 2434 NW Kearney St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/15
Joseph Jacobberger home, 1502 SW Upper Hall St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
circa 1907
2/15a
Joseph Jacobberger home, Shattuck Rd., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/16
June S. Jones home, 2215 NE 25th Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/17
Henry Clay Judd home, 2210 SW 19th Ave., Portland, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.).
circa 1930s
2/18
G. J. Kendall home, 2618 SW Talbot Rd., Portland, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.) and an unidentified photographer.
undated
2/19
Will A. Knight home, Waverly Country Club grounds, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/20
R. B. Lamson home, 1631 NW 32nd Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/21
Daniel J. Malarkey home, 2141 SW Hillcrest Pl., Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
circa 1909, undated
2/21a
McDougall-Campbell home, 3846 NW Thurman St., Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Home of Marie McDougall and Casmir Campbell.
undated
2/22
F. H. Ransom home, 2331 SW Madison St., Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
undated
2/23
Matthew Riddle home, 2557 SW Vista, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Also home of James B. Kerr.
undated
2/24
Dr. James W. Rosenfeld home, 2125 SW 21st Ave., Portland, Or.
Taken by Angelus Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.).
undated
2/25
Norman Rupp home, 2056 SW Montgomery Dr., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Also home of H. P. McNary.
undated
2/26
Benjamin Selling home, 2228 SW 21st Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/27
C. W. Sherman home, 1918 NW 31st Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/28
William P. Sinnott home
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/29
Michael J. Walsh, 2306 NE Siskiyou St., Portland, Or.
Taken by Arthur M. Prentiss (Portland, Or.)
circa 1915-1925
2/30
Oswald West home, 2559 NW Overton St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
circa 1923-1930
2/31
Joseph E. Wiley home, 1520 SW Montgomery St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/32
George T. Willett home, 2541 NW Overton, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/33
Flats at: 802-4-6-8 NE Grand Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/34
University of Oregon - Phi Gamma Delta House, 19th & University, Eugene, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/35
Unidentified owner, Astoria, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
circa 1935
2/36
Unidentified owner, Lake Oswego, Or.
Taken by Columbia Commercial Studio, Inc. (Portland, Or.).
undated
2/37
Unidentified owners, Portland, Or. (Garthwick neighborhood)
Photographer unknown.
Includes 607 and 615 SE Andover Place.
undated
2/38
Unidentified owner, Portland, Or. (Linnton neighborhoods)
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/39
Unidentified owners, unidentified locations
Photographers unknown.
undated

Series C:  Government and educational buildings, circa 1920-1956Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by building name.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/40
Grammar School, Olean, N.Y.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Morrison and Jacobberger.
undated
2/41
North Bend City Hall, North Bend, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Includes photomechanical print.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
1939-circa 1945
2/42
North Pacific Dental College, NE 6th & Oregon St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Joseph Jacobberger. Now the Forum Building.
circa 1920
2/43
North Portland Branch Library, 512 N. Killingsworth, Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
undated
2/44
Portland East Side Water Office, SE 7th and Alder, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Jacobberger and Smith.
undated
2/45
Portland Fire House, Engine No. 8, Truck 5, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/46
Portland Police Bureau, SW 3rd Ave. and Oak St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
1956
2/47
Rose City Park school, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/48
Unidentified buildings, unidentified locations
Photographers unknown.
undated

Series D:  Commercial buildings, circa 1900-1956Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/49
Gardners & Ranchers Building, SE Belmont St. between 10th and 11th Aves., Portland, Or.
Taken by Charles O. Stevens (Portland, Or.) and an unidentified photographer.
Designed by Joseph Jacobberger.
circa 1930
2/50
Hibernia Bank, 247 Washington, Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/51
Hotels, Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Includes:
  • Calumet Hotel, 620 SW Park Ave., Portland, Or.
  • Hotel Cascade
  • Hotel Franklin, SW 13th and Washington
  • Hotel LeRoy, SW 5th Ave. and W. Burnside
  • Hotel Scott, SW Broadway and Ankeny
  • Houston Hotel, NW 6th Ave. between Everett and Flanders
  • Nortonia Hotel, SW 11th Ave. and Stark
circa 1900-1924
2/52
Multnomah Stadium, SW 18th and Morrison St., Portland, Or.
Photographers unknown.
Designed by Jacobberger, Stanton and Zeller.
undated
2/53
Oregon Motor Car Co. garage, NW 8th and Davis St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Joseph Jacobberger.
1916
2/54
Schmitt Steel Co., 2765 NW Nicolai St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
circa 1935
2/55
U.S. National Bank, Ashland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
1956

Series E:  Other buildings, 1905-circa 1949Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/56
Healy Building, SE Morrison St. and Grand Ave.
Photographer unknown.
undated
2/57
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, NE 32nd and Glisan St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Francis B. Jacobberger.
circa 1940s
2/58
Portland Civic Auditorium
Taken by Photo-Art Commercial Studios (Portland, Or.).
undated
2/59
Portland Crematorium, 6631 SE 14th Ave., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Joseph Jacobberger.
undated
2/60
United Presbyterian Church, SW 6th Ave. and Montgomery St., Portland, Or.
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Joseph Jacobberger.
undated
2/61
YWCA building at Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition
Photographer unknown.
Designed by Joseph Jacobberger.
1905

Series F:  Miscellaneous, 1929, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/62

Includes group portrait depicting Jacob Jacobberger, Morris Whitehouse, and others; photograph of a dishwashing and sterilizing machine; and two snapshot photographs of an unidentified view, labeled, "Hunt Club."

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architecture, Domestic--Oregon--Photographs
  • Buildings--Design and construction--Photographs
  • Church architecture--Oregon--Photographs
  • Churches, Catholic--Oregon--Photographs
  • Churches--Oregon--Photographs
  • Commercial buildings--Oregon--Portland--Photographs
  • Dwellings--Oregon--Portland--Photographs
  • Public buildings--Oregon--Photographs
  • Schools--Oregon--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photomechancial prints
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Corely, George Andrew (photographer)
    • Hammond, Ross B. (photographer)
    • Jacobberger, Francis Benedict, 1898-1962 (photographer)
    • Jacobberger, Francis Benedict, 1898-1962 (architect)
    • Jacobberger, Joseph, 1869-1930 (architect)
    • Stevens, Charles O. (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Angelus Commercial Studio (Portland, Or.) (photographers)
    • Peasley-Jourdan (Portland, Or.) (photographers)