Luther B. Ison House

1790 Washington Avenue, Baker City, OR

Queen Anne Victorian house built 1887


Luther B. Ison House

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2014



Two story masonry construction in the Queen Anne Style. The building bears the date 1887 on a stone above the windows on the south elevation under the roof gable and has a hip on gable roof with boxed eaves and decorative brackets. A round tower rises from the second story and has a cone roof.

Ison was a teacher and eventually the superintendent of schools for Baker County. In 1870 he was elected the County Clerk. In 1876 he was admitted to the bar and was elected District Attorney. In 1882 he was elected to the state legislature and in 1886 he was made a judge.


19th Century (37,425)
Baker County, Oregon (98)
Built 1887 (606)
Built during 1880s (6,410)
House (27,332)
Oregon (2,461)

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2018: New photos from Brian Bartlett
  • May 4, 2018: Added by Richard Doody