1112 John Adams Street

MATTHEW POLAJNAR HOUSE -- Statement of Significance: In 1916, Mathew Polajnar, a laborer and fisherman who was born in Yugoslavia, purchased this property. His residence was built by William Krueger and is said to replace an earlier house that was moved up 15th Street by the Krueger Company. Polajnar was employed by the PEP company and resided here with his wife Mary and their daughter Marie. The family continued to own and occupy this house until 1977.

This 1-1/2 Colonial bungalow features a porch with a curved verge board and twin Tuscan columns on either side. The porch has a poured concrete landing and steps, beadboard soffit, and a multi-light door with side lights. Appears to have original Art Deco hardware on the door. Windows are 6/1 in front, 8-, 4-, and 3/1 on the sides. All are double-hung and have apron molding. An exterior chimney runs up the north side of the house and sports decorative brickwork. The siding is lap. There is a garage with parapet at south side of the house.

This property is a locally designated historic site located within the McLoughlin Conservation District. Contact ocplanning@orcity.org for more information.

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