It's a house out of a dream!

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

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2 sided porch with hops?

Wonderful wrap around porch with what could be hops? Unusual roofs.

Simple cottage with full front porch.

Wonderful and simple home. Unknown location.

Florence Supply Company Florence, Oregon

Very old view of the Florence Supply Co in Florence Oregon. It was a general hardware store and was a supplier of W. P. Fuller & Co paint as well as mouldings, glass, and windows and doors.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church construction 1914-15 La Grande

Wonderful views of the construction of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Grande Oregon. Other buildings in the main city view include the City Hall and courthouse as well as the original 1892 catholic church in wood.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Methodist Episcopal Church in Peshtigo Wisconsin

Not taken by the best photographer but still a great image even with the missing tower top. I'm not sure if it's there today. Looks a lot like the Harmony United Methodist Church on County Rd DD but there is no longer a tower.

Color post card of the C. M. Forbes Mansion

Wonderful early view of the ca. 1887 Forbes Mansion. Once located in Portland's King's Hill neighborhood. The structure that occupies the spot where this home stood was built in 1960 so this house has been lost for some time.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shingle Style Colonial Revival

I found this image on a home made stereoview card. Purchased in Portland OR but this particular home is unknown.

Old photo of a small Victorian cottage possibly in Riverside California

Old cabinet photo that appears to have been a Christmas gift in 1911. Possibly Riverside California.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1916 Aladdin Homes Book

Wonderful view of Aladdin Homes products for the modern 1916 home. 4 colonnade and arch ideas and a built-in mantle book case.

Thompson, De Hart & Co. Hardware

Wonderful merchandise receipt from 1883. The purchaser is the Corbett Failing Co. The corner of SW First and Yamhill retains a number of wonderful buildings of this era but sadly not THIS building.

Unknown view of Portland.

Unknown view of Portland. No doubt none of these structures remain. Any ideas?

Late 40's ariel view of Downtown Portland and the Eastbank

Wonderful view of Portland in the late 40's. Most of the structures at the bottom left were torn down in the 1960's for a massive urban renewal project. Note the original Morrison Bridge. The view of the Eastbank is pre-freeway. You can see which buildings are still there today like the B&O Building and the Eastbank Commerce Center.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Early view of a duplex

Unknown location but it does look very Portland. The back of the photo has an address on "11th st" but it's different than the address on the building in the photo. Portland got new addresses in the 1930's (this is a pre 30's photo) making 11th St into 11th Ave. The original address could be "126 E 11th St". The new address would be on SE 11th Ave. I was unable to find this structure using the Sanborn maps. 126 E 11th would be somewhere in the Brooklyn/Sellwood neighborhood.

Welchs Grape Juice stand at the Lewis & Clark Expo 1905

Wonderful though faded image of the Welch's Grape Juice stand at the fair.

Unusual double front door bump-in porch

It's fairly common on old houses with a large covered front porch to have 2 entrances. These 2 front doors within a foot of each other on a tiny porch is rather unusual. The bump-in porch is a fairly common Northwest vernacular architectural detail.

Signal Hill - Long Beach California - Oil Wells

At first glance I thought these were trees. What an eyesore! Gotta love that airplane bungalow in the foreground though.