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B. A. and Ruth Stover House

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Built  1924
Opened  1924
Added to NRHP  20 February 1992
NRHP Reference #  92000061
Area  800 m²
Architect  Hugh Thompson
B. A. and Ruth Stover House
Location  1 NW Rocklyn Road Bend, Oregon
Architectural style  Tudor Revival, English Cottage
Similar  Bend Ale Trail, Lava Butte, Tumalo State Park, Tower Theatre, Vince Genna Stadium

The B.A. and Ruth Stover House is a historic 1924 residence in Bend, Oregon, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Located at 1 NW Rocklyn Road, the two-story, gabled English Cottage style house was built on a former Indian campground at the northern littoral of Mirror Pond. The pond was created in 1909 when the Deschutes River was dammed for hydroelectric power. The house was designed by Hugh Thompson and the contractor was Henry Nelson (1890–1984). Thompson was a friend of the Stovers, and also designed the Capitol Theater (1922) on Wall Street that Stover purchased from Dennis Carmody.

Background

Stover worked at the Bend Company mill and was a bank teller at Independent First National Bank. He served in World War I including at Château-Thierry in France, and was a theater owner and clothing retailer. Known as a youth booster, he organized the first annual Bend Water Pageant and was elected a State Representative, serving in the 1951-195 legislature under governors Douglas McKay and Paul Patterson. He was a member of numerous organizations. Bend's Stover Park is named after him.

Stover's wife, Ruth Cushing, was born in Spokane, Washington to pioneer parents. She was the first four-year graduate to receive a diploma at Portland's Jefferson High School in 1913, attended Eastern Washington Normal School in Cheney, and taught in Riparia, Washington and Salem, Oregon.

References

B. A. and Ruth Stover House Wikipedia


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