Hughes House Walkthrough

The Hughes House and Ranch is a well-known destination on the Southern Oregon Coast nestled in Cape Blanco State Park at the mouth of the Sixes River. Each year the Port Orford Community comes together to decorate the pioneer home to a theme. In 2023, the theme was appropriately entitled “The Spirit of Community Christmas”.

A walkthrough of the Hughes House during the holiday festivities of 2023. The audio is from the Christmas Concert by Just Jensens on December 17th.

Pioneers Patrick and Jane Hughes operated a successful dairy ranch for more than thirty years at this site. The couple was able to pay pioneer builder Pehr Johan Lindberg to design and build the comfortable, two-story home in 1898. The protected location was no doubt considered by Patrick Hughes and P.J. Lindberg when they planned the design of the home. Unfortunately, Patrick Hughes died in a horseriding accident just a few years after the construction was completed. Jane Hughes remained at the home with her family until her death in 1923. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a popular attraction for visitors to the Southern Oregon Coast. Learn more at the Cape Blanco Heritage Society website.

The map below was hand-drawn by Patrick Masterson (a descendant of the Hughes family) on October 28 1980 while creating what would eventually become the “Port Orford Cultural Resource Catalog.” It has been re-labeled by Rebecca Malamud-Evans for the Port Orford Historical Photos Project for the purpose of creating a historical walkthrough video of the home.

The following panoramic photos were taken by Rebecca Malamud-Evans to document the rooms of the historic Hughes House in 2021:

Hughes House Laundry Room
Laundry Room
Hughes House Kitchen
Hughes House Kitchen
French Range No.2 in the Hughes House Kitchen
Hughes House Kitchen Pantry
Patrick and Jane Hughes Bedroom
Patrick and Jane Hughes’s Bedroom
Patrick and Jane Hughes’s Bathroom
Hughes House Formal Parlor
Formal Parlor
Annie's Sewing Parlor
Annie’s Sewing Room
Hughes House Men’s Parlor
Hughes House Stairway
Stairwell to the second floor of the Hughes House
Upstairs Hallway
Second Floor Hallway
Grandfather Clock at the Hughes House
Edward Hughes’s Room
Hughes House Chapel
Hughes House Chapel
Thomas Hughes Bedroom
Thomas Hughes’s Bedroom
Hughes House Guest Bedroom
Hughes House Guest Room
The River Room

Child’s Bedroom at the Hughes House
Hughes House Dining Room

The feature photograph at the top of this page was also taken by Rebecca Malamud-Evans during the evening lighting event at “The Spirit of Community Christmas” in 2023. The photos below were taken by Lynda Foster during a rare snow event in February 2023.

Watch this page for updates on this historical walkthrough project! It is a collaborative project between Port Orford Historical Photos and the Cape Blanco Heritage Society.

More walkthrough fun with Just Jensens during “The Spirit of Community Christmas” in 2023.

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  1. Barbara Crockett

    What a beautiful house and music Thank-you

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