"This is the most expensive residence (or nearly so) built by prominent building contractor Frederic E. Bowman. When completed in 1912, it was sold for $20,000. Fine basalt stonework was used in the lower level exterior. This home is Colonial Revival on the outside and has a rich Arts & Crafts interior. It contains natural woodwork, elegant cabinets, and beveled/leaded glass inside. The decorative cast iron fence was added later and [is] said to have come from the old Oregon City Courthouse. Very few of these fences have survived due to scrap drives during World Wars I & II." - The History & Development of Portland's Irvington Neighborhood, by Roy E. Roos. Colonial revival homes have a centered, accentuated entrance, symmetrically balanced windows, pillars on the porch or flanking the front entrance and sometimes – as in this example – continuous dormers.