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Sam Brown House (or Samuel Brown House) is a historic house in Gervais, Oregon, United States built in 1857 by Oregon pioneer and state senator Samuel Brown (1821-1886). The house is located on the French Prairie on the Peter Depot land claim and is believed to be the first in the area to be built by an architect
The house was featured in the August 1986, issue of National Geographic Magazine which described Samuel Brown as a Missourian who dug 62 pounds of gold in California and later moved with his wife to Oregon. The couple accumulated more than 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) and built their house near what is now the city of Gervais.
It served as a stage stop and housed three generations of the Browns. The son of the original Samuel Brown, Sam Brown was a state senator and unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1936.
The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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