It's a house out of a dream!

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

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Madrona Inn on Orcas Island

The Madrona Inn on Orcas Island. The sign on the building simply says MADRONA INN but with a little on-line research it appears to be the central lodge at a place that had 24 cabins. The back of the postcard reads: "July `7th Dear Ellen, Arrived here 2:00 yesterday. We're tired as boar was alone. Had chicken dinner & everything & have swell cottage "Gray Gables" 3 rooms & 3 beds so ma & I sleep alone. Slept pretty well and had a fine breakfast, will hike some now & have lunch. It is ideal here & we all feel lazy. Love you all. Olive". It was sent to Mrs. James Van Allen at 6556 20th Ave NW Seattle WA. I can't make out the year.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

So long 4332 NE Couch St

Looks like TTM Development Company (Tucker Merrihew) has quite frankly taken a giant shit on Laurelhurst. This unsophisticated and disrespectful development company has leveled to the ground a beautiful 1926 Spanish style home (and Home Depot-fied the garage). I was able to save a screen shot from Google so in the future when searching this address or this developer who provides, and I quote from their website, "the highest quality renovated houses available in the Portland Metro area" everyone will see just what the neighborhood lost. Really really sad.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Isaac Hodgson Jr. Home Portland, Oregon

Built in 1891 by Hodgson himself. Demolished in the 1950's.

View from Kings Hill to the East toward Mt Hood ca. 1900

Wonderful image taken from the Kings Hill Neighborhood in Portland Oregon sometime around 1900. In the foreground the spectacular 1887 C. M. Forbes home at left and St. Helens Hall at right. In the distance you can see the Portland High School, Chamber of Commerce, and the original Oregonian building tower. Not many survivors but there are a few.

Home of E. B. Mitchell Lankershim, California

Image of a wonderful craftsman home in Lankershim California.

Sciotoville Ohio (Portsmouth) flood

Wonderful image of what is probably the 1913 flood of the Ohio River but it could also be the 1937 flood.