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Posted on: Apr 6 2020 - 8:38am

Black House, Circa 1933

Black House, Circa 1933

Location: 1125 Maple Street

This house not only has the distinction of being on the City’s landmark designation list, but it is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

This house was designed by local architect Richard Sundeleaf.  It was the home of Dr. Walter and Anna Black for over sixty years.  Dr. Black was a leading proctologist in Portland. 

The house is representative of Sundeleaf’s designs from the late 20’s and 30’s.  During this period of his career, he drew upon the architectural vocabulary of the Tudor Revival style, frequently mixing several siding materials, in this case brick with horizontal lap siding.  This house is significant as an excellent example of Sundeleaf’s work in terms of physical integrity and craftsmanship.