Dorris Ranch

S. Second St. at Dorris Ave., Springfield, Oregon



The Dorris Ranch, an early 20th-century agricultural site in the Willamette Valley, is situated at the confluence of the coast and middle forks of the Willamette River in Lane County. George Dorris purchased the property in 1892 and developed the ranch into the first commercial filbert orchard in the United States. Nationally significant, the 250-acre ranch was started by using new, innovative farming methods and the orchards continue in successful production yet today. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Reference number
Architectural styles
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman; Victorian: Gothic; Other architectural type; Vernacular Gothic
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Irrigation facility; Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Road-related; Horticulture facility; Secondary structure
Current functions
Horticulture facility; Outdoor recreation
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1899; 1903; 1925
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 9
Non-contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing sites: 3


19th Century (37,822)
American Movement (6,254)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1899 (557)
Built during 1890s (7,636)
Bungalow/Craftsman (3,362)
George A. Dorris (1)
Gothic (1,440)
House (27,648)
Lane County, Oregon (136)
Oregon (2,474)
Springfield, Oregon (7)
Victorian (19,698)