Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and over a thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events.
We begin each regular meeting with a 30-minute history presentation at 6:30 pm at the Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, on the second Monday of the month:
- October 10, 2016 – Tom Shreve will discuss the 1903 Halloween night slaying of Adolph Burkhardt by Samuel Bauman on “the Garden Home road”, unusual capital murder trial proceedings, and the mystery of where the shooting happened.
New stories on website
We’ve posted a photo gallery and a collection stories collected during the August 13, 2016 Beaverton High and Garden Home School Reunion held on a lovely Saturday at the Garden Home Recreation Center. We estimated about a hundred people joined us for the event.
Our Beaverton High School Chronology story contains excerpts from an extensive chronology of Beaverton High School by Lisa Sandmire, derived from past issues of the Beaverton High newspaper, The Hummer, and other historical sources.
We have obituaries for long-time Garden Home resident Richard Hyslin (died 2016), former superindent of Garden Home school Wayne S. Thurman (died 1997), and former Beaverton High principal Bill Logan (died 2010).
From Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen (Maplewood girl)….Attention Garden Home and Beaverton HS alums – Here is your chance to play your instrument once again with others from your era. Garden Home Rec Center gym is the location for rehearsals of “The Beat Goes on Marching Band”, ages 18 and older who played in high school, college, military bands. This is your chance to enjoy our favorite rehearsal venue (Garden Home). We are the one having way too much fun and we invite you to join us. The band also includes color guard, dance and majorettes so we invite all to check out our website and let us know so we can welcome you. Also, in exchange for allowing TBGO to utilize rehearsal spaces in the building, TBGO band members are volunteers who decorate and serve at Garden Homes\ yearly December Holiday event. Visit TheBeatGoesOnMB.org for more info.
We are researching the 1949 earthquake that damaged Garden Home School and the third floor of Beaverton High. What do you recall? Leave us a comment.
We have identified Century Homes in Garden Home that were built before 1916. The program is meant to honor and appreciate the older homes in our community and the role they’ve played in our history. The home owners have been notified that they may participate in this program of a small ceremony of placing a Century Home plaque beside the front door and accepting a nice pamphlet with the history of Garden Home and their home. The attractive plaque notes the age of the house and does not affect the sale or any changes in the property.
Get your Historic Garden Home t-shirt now for just $14 for small to XL. Larger XXL and XXXL sizes are $17. There is an additional charge of $9 to mail your shirt. They’re fun! Available at the Garden Home Market Place or by mail from Patsy VandeVenter, 7520 SW Ashdale Ct., Portland, OR 97223. We thank Jan Fredrickson for a very generous donation to cover the cost of printing the shirts.
Historic Garden Home street signs: We currently have about 35 of the Historic Garden Home street sign toppers in our community. Each sign was purchased by a friend or family member to honor their loved one. Click here to view photos of the signs and for information about sponsoring a sign.
Our generous donors permit us to print and mail this newsletter ($140) for our non-e-mail people and for the Garden Home Recreation Center. We also replace the Historic Garden Home street signs once for signs that disappear, current cost for each sign, $60. With our latest order, we’ll have about 35 signs out in our neighborhoods. We also have website costs, printing, paper, plaques and many other costs of an organization. Donor names are listed on our History Bulletin Board at the Recreation Center. Thank you to all of our donors and to all of our volunteers for their time and skills.