It's a house out of a dream!

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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Herman Brookman designed residence in Portland OR

3820 SE Glenwood St is a small architectural masterpiece by Herman Brookman, one of Portland's most famous architects. Among his credits are the Commodore Hotel, M. Lloyd Frank Estate (now Lewis & Clark College), the Harry A Green house also know as the Bitar Mansion, and Temple Beth Israel.

This home was built between 1928 and 1932. I was given the opportunity to tour this house by the listing agent and as usual I brought my camera. The new owners are interested in restoring the home to it's original glory. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

R. B. Porter Residence Spokane Washington

This spectacular home was built in 1912 for Louis Davenport. He lived in the home for a mere 4 months before selling it to Richard Porter who lived there until 1940. Originally located at 34 West 8th Avenue it was razed in 1968. It is now part of the Sacred Heart Hospital and parking lot.

Seattle's Union Station

Early photo of Union Station in Seattle built in 1910-11. This is the "Great Hall". Looks pretty much the same today. Union Station is located next door to King Street Station which is undergoing an amazing restoration over the next few years.

Wonderful view of Salem Oregon

Taken from the tower of the old capitol. This photo dates before 1912

N. Weber Residence Le Sueur Minnesota

Large brick home of N. Weber in Le Sueur Minnesota. Still around?

Locksley Hall Seaside Oregon

Old post card of a long gone hotel in Seaside, OR. Mailed in 1910 to a Miss Rose Rubish at 899 E Couch St. Portland Ore

Sutherlin State Bank, Sutherlin Oregon

A survivor though no longer a bank.

Sutherlin Inn in Sutherlin Oregon

I'm guessing this is not a survivor?

Construction photos of the Le Sueur Minnesota County Jail

Just about the prettiest jail I've ever seen. Still survives today. The 3rd photo is an old post card that shows the county jail and other buildings of interest in town.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Complete 1954 Pomona Tile Manufacturing catalog

Wonderful original catalog from 1954. The tiles start out a bit boring but there are some pretty cool decorative tiles toward the back. Also, a tile sample chart!