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Dorothy and Vincent Cleaveland House

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The home is associated with Day Hilborn, one of Vancouver's most prominent architects in the mid-20th century.


Circa ~ 1951


4539 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver
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Dorothy and Vincent Cleaveland House



The Cleaveland house sits on the edge of the Columbia River on an early Native American site at Fisher’s Landing. The adjoining property to the west is that of the original Fisher family’s Donation Land Claim. The Cleaveland property is steep, and the house sits very close to the water, offering a gorgeous view of the Columbia. The house is angled toward the east to take in a view of Mt. Hood.

There are two buildings on the site, the main residence and a detached garage. The main building is a modern neocolonial, two-story, with a daylight basement. Materials are a wood framed, brick veneer, residence on a concrete foundation. The structure has a front facing cross-gabled roof on a “T” shaped building plan. The attached garage makes up the forward extension of the “T” plan. 

The main building entry is located on the western wing of the “T”.  The eave soffits are enclosed. The roofing material is wooden shingles. Most of the windows are multiple light casement with some larger fixed picture windows. A back porch with a shed roof is located over the western wing of the daylight basement. The detached garage is located north of the residence. It is a brick building with a low, wood shingled, roof pitch.

  • Listed on the Clark County Heritage Register in 2005.
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