Medford, OR – The Forest Service is selling the historic Butte Falls Ranger’s House under special National conveyance authority. Built in 1938-39 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the house and detached garage exemplify the “Cascadian/rustic” style of architecture used for Forest Service administrative buildings during the era. The house and all of the other CCC structures on the Butte Falls compound have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located on a 0.75 acre parcel, the 2090 square foot residence has three bedrooms, 1 ½ baths and a partially improved basement. The detached garage is 400 square feet.
Sale of the property will be conducted by the Forest Service as a sealed bid auction. The auction will begin October 10, 2012. Interested parties can submit sealed bids in person or by mail to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504. The bids will be opened at 1 PM November 29, 2012. Bids must be submitted prior to 1 PM to be considered.
Details on the property and bidding process will be made available before the auction begins through the Invitation for Bid document. The Invitation for Bid (IFB) document that will contain the property description, general terms of the sale, instructions to bidders, notices and covenants, bidder registration and bid form. The IFB is available from local Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest offices in Medford, Prospect and Butte Falls. It can also be obtained in the mail or emailed by contacting the Forest Service. It will also be online at www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou.
The Forest Service will hold two Open Houses for viewing the property. These will be October 19 and 20, 2012 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The purchaser is encouraged to contact and work with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office when modifications or changes to the historic buildings are proposed. Although the Forest Service encourages activities which maintain the historic elements of this property, there are no federally mandated requirements to do so.