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Jacksonville Historic District

Jacksonville, Oregon
County of Jackson.
National Register Number: 66000950
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Watch in
2002.
Congressional District: OR-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Town.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 13, 1966):
Founded as a mining town in 1852, Jacksonville is a mid-19th century inland commercial town significant for its magnificent group of surviving unaltered commercial and residential buildings. The town was the principal financial center of southern Oregon until it was bypassed by the railroad.

Condition:
Heavy truck traffic generated by a gravel pit poses problems for the Historic District.

The City of Jacksonville continues to work with parties seeking increased access on roads connecting with the gravel pit that go through the heart of town. The city is also working with state and other agencies to develop an appropriate planning framework leading to a highway bypass.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The city needs to work with its partners to identify potential sources of funding for appropriate planning leading to proper treatment of the cultural resource, the Jacksonville Historic District.


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