In 1922, George Hartman did not build your typical Arts and Crafts home; he built a home that was the only one of its kind located in Pendleton, Oregon. The home's original owner, George Hartman, served as the Mayor of Pendleton in 1921 and 1922. He also worked as a banker and postmaster in Pendleton according to archived records. Though the home is famously named the Hartman House after its owner, the house has iconic markings that distinguish it from other homes in the area and lend to its fame and recognition.
According to the City of Pendleton historical records, the home's steeply gabled roof and eaves that did not overhang made for unique features circa 1922. The shingle siding and house plan is distinctive to homes of Craftsman design, but the Tudor styling is also evident. The decorative chimney and multi-pane windows bridged the two classic looks for the era together making the home unique and beautiful.
The home became victim to the ravages of time and weather, and the roof was in desperate need of replacement. Before beginning construction, the process to find the right roof was just as important. Everyone involved in the restoration project wanted to ensure that the historical look and characteristics of the home would remain while replacing with a new roof and more modern materials. The search began to find the perfect roof for the Hartman Home. The contractor on the project contacted Quarrix for more information about their composite roofing that may be a good fit for the home. From the initial contact, Brian Macias, Quarrix's National Account Manager, assisted with the Hartman House project. He provided tile samples and color swatches during the decision making process. Once the order was placed, he coordinated shipping and answered questions during the installation process. Brian explains that customer service is the most important part of his job. Not all contractors have installed composite tile before and this is the reason we make ourselves available during the entire process. Most roofing contractors have only installed a shingle-type roof, and though our tile shingles are easier to install than slate and other composites, we are available to answer questions when needed. We provide information that the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) recommends from the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). This extensive manual provides industry standards to follow. Plus, each Quarrix tile has pre-drilled holes and alignment lines for easy installation. I'm so happy that we were able to give the Hartman House a new life with a roof that will last a lifetime.
Neighbors love the Hartman House. A simple mention of the name and people know exactly the house you are talking about. Neighbors followed the reroofing and remodel of this historical home and love its new and revived look. It's amazing how a roof can bring a house back to its glory.
*Cited: Archives West at archives.orbiscascade.org and City of Pendleton Historical Buildings archive at pendleton.or.us
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