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address:1507 SE Alder St historic name:Munsell, William O, House
Portland, Multnomah County (97214) current/other names:Munsell House
assoc addresses:636 SE 15th
block/lot/tax lot:323 / LOT 3&4 EXC E 40' / 1S1E02AB 5900
location descr: twnshp/rng/sect/qtr sect:1S 1E 2
resource type:Building height (stories):1.5 total elig resources:1 total inelig resources:0
elig evaluation: eligible/significant NR Status: Individually Listed
prim constr date:1902 second date:2008 date indiv listed:03/08/1989
primary orig use: Single Dwelling orig use comments:
second orig use:
primary style: Colonial Revival prim style comments:Porch Gable
secondary style: Bungalow (Type) sec style comments:Craftsman
primary siding: Horizontal Board siding comments:Wood lap and Wood shingle
secondary siding: Shingle
plan type: Bungalow architect:
builder:
comments/notes:
Survey/Grouping Included In: Type of Grouping Date Listed Date Compiled
   Buckman Neighborhood RLS 2010 Survey & Inventory Project 2010
   North Buckman Historic District Potential Historic District 07/10/2013 2013
   Portland Oregon's Eastside Historic and Architectural Resources, 1850-1938 MPD MPS 01/27/1989 1988
NR date listed: 03/08/1989
ILS survey date:
RLS survey date: 05/01/2010
Special Assessment
Status Term End Yr
Expired 1st Term  2005
106 Project(s): None
Federal Tax Project(s): None
(Includes expanded description of the building/property, setting, significant landscape features, outbuildings and alterations)
Original wood double hung windows with aluminum storm windows remain intact. Foundation replaced, chimneys rebuilt, back porch enclosed and basement converted to second unit with address 636 SE 15th in 2008. A small, one-story wood-framed tool shed was added to the property in 2011.
(Chronological, descriptive history of the property from its construction through at least the historic period - preferably to the present)
The present owner purchased the house in 1978, and continues to live in the house.
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