Tigard, Oregon

 

Wilson Tigard arrived in the area known as East Butte in 1852 and settled with his family. Tigard¹s son, Charles F. Tigard, buildt a general store, a meeting hall and later served on the Oregon Legislature. The general store became the home for the area¹s post office, which prompted the renaming of East Butte to Tigardville by Charles F. Tigard in honor of his father. Tigardville remained a small farming community until the arrival of the Oregon Electric Railroad (OERR) in 1910. The OERR not only brought the development of Main Street, but also shortened Tigardville to Tigard, distinguishing it from neighboring community, Wilsonville.

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Tigard continued to grow and officially became a city in 1961. Although the farms that once covered Tigard are only memories, reminders of the past still remains. The John Tigard House has been preserved for all to enjoy. John Tigard constructed the house in 1880 at the corner of what is now Pacific Highway and Gaarde Street. The house was threatened with demolition in the late 1970¹s, but due to the efforts of the Tigard Area Historical and Preservation Association, the house was restored. In 1979, the house was entered in the National Register of Historic Places. The house now resides at the corner of SW Canterbury Lane and SW 103rd in Tigard.