It's a house out of a dream!

It's a house out of a dream!
Unknown Carpenter Gothic home

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Frank Dekum house in Portland Oregon c. 1864

Wonderful old photo of the Frank Dekum house. It was built in 1864 and was originally located on the entire block between 13th, 14th, Morrison, and Yamhill. Unknown architect. I do not know when this house was demolished but this block is completely filled with the 405 freeway today which opened in the late 60's early 70's depending on section. Most likely it was torn down before that as there are very few images of this house. In the background you can see the original Portland High School which was built in 1883.

1 comment:

  1. I visited the house in late 1968 or early 1969. My son is Frank Dekum's descendant, and the housekeeper of the house at that time said it was anticipated to be torn down shortly. There had been attempts to save the house, but she didn't think the attempts would be successful. She invited my husband and I over for a tour and to give us a bed from the house for our son.