Whitlock House - Klamath Falls, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 13.535 W 121° 47.050
10T E 600336 N 4675538
This historical marker resides in front of a private residence on 6th Street, near downtown Klamath Falls.
Waymark Code: WMNW2A
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 05/09/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
Views: 2

Located in front of a private residence is a historical marker that reads:

Whitlock House

Built in 1927

This building was erected as a residence in 1927 by then property owner Earl Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock, who moved to Klamath Falls in 1905, was a local mortician and the Klamath County Coroner from 1909-1932. H.E. Roskamp was the general contractor, and Keenan Plumbing installed the heating and plumbing system. In 1984, Beth Anderson bought the house from the Whitlock family to serve as the location for her employment agency and tax consultant business. Jerry and Ramona Maddox purchased the house in 2003 and have since restored many of the home's original features.


The Whitlock House is a very well-preserved Spanish Colonial Revival Style building. Spanish Colonial Revival was an architectural movement in the United States that was primarily influenced by the opening of the Panama Canal and the overwhelming success of the novel Ramona. A typical building using this architecture has smooth stucco walls, low-pitched clay tile roofs, and semi-circular arcades. This building has a circular turret porch with a conical roof, tiled awnings over the front windows, and eight-over-one double-hung windows.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Southern Oregon

County: Klamath

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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