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CENTURY HOMES: Sasha Kaplan and Matt Miner

Address: 7430 SW 76th Avenue Originally Built: 1910 Original Owners: Margaret and Peter Bettendorf Built in 1910, this house would qualify as an example of a suburban home built for a family at the turn of the century.  It is … Continue reading

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CENTURY HOMES: Pat and Andy Dignan

Address: 7117 SW Hunt Club Lane Originally Built: 1911 Original Owners: F.A. Martin Built in 1911, the Craftsman style house was one of four original homes built in what is now known as the Hunt Club area.  Once a center … Continue reading

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CENTURY HOMES: Tom and Catherine Lekas

Address: 7225 SW Hunt Club Lane Originally Built: 1910 Original Owners: Ambrose & May Warden Cronin The most recent home to be designated as a Century Home was the home of Catherine and Tom Lekas.  This house was built for an … Continue reading

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Stanley Marugg

The old Marugg hay barn, off of south Oleson Road, was the local hang-out for Garden Home kids in the 1930s and 1940s.  Hay bales could be pulled around and stacked into all sorts of forts and tunnels.  Joanne Day … Continue reading

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Partlow-Kickbush Home

[Update April 2017: the home has been demolished to make way for a new set of homes.] This history was written by Louise Jones, based on phone conversations with Diann (Dede) Lynn Partlow Porcelli, in response to queries regarding the large Colonial … Continue reading

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Rummer Homes

By Stan Houseman My wife, Susan, and I live in a Rummer-built home coming up on our 9 year anniversary. Our prior home was also built in the early 60s and was also a one story Mid Century Modern home. … Continue reading

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Judy George

7625 SW 87th Avenue  (Westgard Ave.) Judy lives in the oldest house on the portion of 87th going south to Alden from Garden Home Road.  Judy agrees with the County records which state that the home was  built in 1900.  … Continue reading

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Westgard Avenue – A Short History Of SW 87th Avenue from Garden Home Road to Alden Street

Compiled by Anne Hanford Olson With special contributors Dan Nebert, Carol Sturtevant Pratt and Nancy Sturtevant Dachtler Revised March 2014 The Atfalatis Hunt and Gather Here For 10,000 years, native people called Atfalatis, a band of the Kalapuya, inhabited our area. … Continue reading

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Eickmeyer Red & White store on Greenburg Rd

The railroad tracks of the early 1900s separated at Garden Home with one set of tracks going west to Beaverton and the other going south to Tigard and McMinnville. This Red & White store was at the Greenburg Station, on … Continue reading

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History of Garden Home written by students in 1962

The following Garden Home history  was written by seventh grade students  in 1962.  It was apparently presented publicly by the PTA at a Founder’s Day event, 1964.   We have an original quite faded copy with the name Dorothy Meisner at … Continue reading

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Ross Fogelquist

Ross Fogelquist has lived in one of the most charming and well known homes in Garden Home since 1952. He attended seventh and eighth grade at Garden Home School and graduated from Beaverton High School. His lovely home at 8740 SW … Continue reading

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Mike Dardis and the Joe Dardis Band

We moved to Garden Home in 1951 when I was in the sixth grade. We were living in Portland in the Grant High School area at the time and weren’t planning on moving. At that time my mother, Catherine Dardis, … Continue reading

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Fogelbo, home of Ross Fogelquist

This lovely home at 8740 SW Oleson Road is nestled on a couple acres of mature trees, shrubs and flowers. It is called Fogelbo (bird nest) which is derived from the family name of Fogelquist.  Henry Steiner built the home in … Continue reading

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Erich and Burnace Porshman / Bryse-Harvey and Nahstoll CENTURY Home

The Erich and Burnace Porshman* home at 7485 SW Stewart is an example of a 1914 carefully handcrafted home that grew from a one-room house into an interesting home filled with art and unique features. The original Porshman mailbox is … Continue reading

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Rummer Homes, Paul Herman

In 1968, Polly and I left the four kids back east with their grandma, and came out to Oregon to look for housing. We spent several days, looked at a variety of homes, and decided that none of them was for … Continue reading

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Olive Stott Gabriel, suffrage advocate

Garden Home is fortunate to have a number of old homes still standing each with its own intriguing history. One of these homes sits just back from Garden Home Road between S.W. 77th and 78th Avenues. When the house was built, probably … Continue reading

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Lyle “Toad” Tate

The following story about Lyle Tate is reprinted from the Nov. 11, 1997 Oregonian newspaper. The author Norm Maves, Jr. and the Oregonian newspaper has given permission for this reprinting. Lyle Tate lived at 7560 SW Shirley Lane, near the intersection, … Continue reading

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Schanen-Zolling House on SW Oleson Road

This stately historic Dutch Colonial home at 6750 SW Oleson Road has been listed on the National Historic Register. The home has been owned by Dr. Frank and Anjali Rosenbloom since 1999. The 1.6 acre property is filled with beautiful rhododendrons and … Continue reading

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Aaron Frank Farm

Aaron M. Frank bought property out in the country in the early 1920s so he would have adequate land for his family’s horses near the Oregon Electric Railroad line, where a loading dock facilitated the easy transportation of his show … Continue reading

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June 2012 Fogelquist and the Unitarian Church, Open Houses

A special invitation from Ross Fogelquist and the Unitarian Fellowship to enjoy these historical buildings.  Presentations at  1, 2, and 3 pm.  Parking at both buildings, can walk from one to the other.  More information, see Newsletters:  Spring 2012 Garden … Continue reading

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