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The James C. & Mary A. Costello House*
2043 NE Tillamook St.

In the early years of the 20th Century Tillamook Street had one of the largest concentrations of fine homes in the city, and this one was a prime example.  Designed by Joseph Jacobberger in 1910, this house displayed the wealth and prominence of its first owners, the Costello family, James C. Costello having been a very successful real estate investor.  Sadly, by the late 1990's, this house had become an eyesore, its facade disfigured by an exterior staircase added during a conversion to apartments -- and exuding an atmosphere of neglect and decay.

What a difference a year has made!  Starting in 2001 an incredible transformation has occurred...(more)


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(Gallery photos courtesy of the homeowner)

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* Note: this home has been named the "James C. & Mary A. Costello House" as part of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.