Officers Row Fast Facts

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Officers Row Facts

What is Officers Row?

Officers Row consists of twenty-one Victorian-era homes along East Evergreen Boulevard between I-5 and Reserve at the Fort Vancouver National Site.

When were the houses on the Row built?

The oldest house on the Row is the Grant House, built in 1849, and the youngest house was built in 1907. Sixteen of the houses were built in the 1880s.

Who operates Officers Row today?

The Fort Vancouver National Trust holds the master lease for Officers Row which enables the Trust to manage property operations, renovations and development at the Fort Vancouver National Site.

Do people live on Officers Row?

Yes! The Row has 35 residential one- and two-bedroom townhomes ranging from 675 square feet to 1,600 square feet. Residential tenants sign one-year leases ranging from $725 to $1,500 monthly.

Can businesses lease commercial space on Officers Row?

Yes! Including the Grant House and the Marshall House, there are 15 commercial buildings on the Row.

What are the perks to living or working on Officers Row?

In addition to the ambience of tree-lined Officers Row, ten- ants enjoy a front-row seat to Independence Day, the Veter- ans Parade, 1860s vintage baseball games and other events. Tenants can access one of the city's most popular walking trails within seconds or be in downtown Vancouver, on I-5 or Portland in minutes.

Who originally lived on Officers Row?

U.S. Army officers and their families stationed at Vancouver Barracks lived on the Row.

Did Officers Row always look as pristine as it does today?

No. By the 1970s, the houses on the Row had fallen into varying states of disrepair. These grand homes were in danger of being lost forever.

How were these historic homes preserved and renovated?

In 1974, a group of citizens began a grass-roots effort to reclaim Officers Row, and eventually the homes were placed on the National Historic Register. In 1981, the homes were marked as surplus by the U.S. Army and were in danger of being auctioned to the highest bidder.

Who owns the buildings on Officers Row today?

In 1984, the deed to Officers Row was transferred to the City of Vancouver for $1. The City initiated a $10.9 million reha- bilitation effort in 1987.