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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Buren/Belton, 1125 Summer Street NE, (D)

This was the home of Wolcott Buren, a prominent Salem physician, from 1935 to 1956. By 1961 Howard Belton, the Treasurer of the State of Oregon, lived here and remained for the next 20 years. It became a rental property until the present owners bought the house, livable but very worn out and overgrown. An advantage of its neglect is the fact that the house has retained its elegant, original style with few alterations.

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