In 1987, the McMinnville Historic District, which includes historically significant buildings built between 1884 and 1937, was entered into the National Register of Historic Places. The District consists of a nine-block area and is comprised of 64 historic properties in 14 easy-to-walk blocks. 

In February of 2015, the McMinnville Downtown Association received funding to develop a comprehensive inventory on the buildings and businesses within the MDA’s historic district. For this project, private, county and state archives, personal interviews, historic newspapers, local high school and college yearbooks, city directories, maps, and other documents were compiled. 

Want more information? Check out the Oregon National Register and Survey ProgramMcMinnville’s Historic Landmarks or schedule a historic walking tour here.



Discover McMinnville's Historic District— past, present and future via our online archive. If you have a story worth preserving, drop us a line as we continue to write McMinnville's history.


stroll mac booklet

Become a time traveler on a self-guided walking tour through McMinnville’s beautiful Historic Downtown District.

This informative booklet can be used by residents, historians and tourists alike.

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historic district boundary map

Find our Historic District Contributing and Historic District 1987 maps here.