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It's a house out of a dream!
Unknown Carpenter Gothic home
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Governor Sylvester Pennoyer's home
I ran across this wonderful image on eBay. As you can see in the photo it was the Miller & Tracy Funeral Home by the early 1920's. I did a little digging with the help of the Oregonian's Historical Archive and found an original address for that funeral home as 178 Ella Street (renamed 20th Place). Fortunately that street is really short running only about a block on either side of Burnside so it was easy to find the structure labeled "178" on the 1909 Sanborn map of the area. The structure that sits in this exact location is the Pennoyer Building which is clearly old but looks nothing like the 1880's home in the photo. After a bit of further sleuthing and I discovered that the Sylvester Pennoyer home (today named the Pennoyer Buliding) was actually built in 1888. Some intense remodeling but it's still there.....somewhere.....