Tag Archives: SW Oleson Rd

SW Oleson Road Gardens update

See also our original story about the 2008 dedication of the Oleson Gardens. The Garden Home Crossing Committee was formed in 1996 to create three “island” gardens at the busy intersection of Oleson and Garden Home Road.  Volunteers hung hanging … Continue reading

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The other “Garden Home Road”

While searching the University of Oregon’s 1846-2015 database of Oregon newspapers for interesting Garden Home stories, we stumbled across a tragic story on the front page of the November 2, 1903 Morning Oregonian (PDF) about a 1903 Halloween-night slaying near Bertha…on the … 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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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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Dorothy Johnson: Garden Home Recollections

Arrival in Oregon: Pioneers looking for new land and new opportunities describes my family’s arrival in Garden Home in 1941. My father, Gust, mother Jean, sister Shirley and I left Superior, Wisconsin and followed the Lewis and Clark Trail to Oregon. The … Continue reading

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West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (WHUUF) sits among tall fir trees at 8470 Southwest Oleson Road, home to a liberal religious congregation,welcoming everyone, no matter their beliefs. The sign by our driveway beckons to the community, like the spring daffodils … 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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Dickson Family

Shirley Dickson The Ken Dickson family lived in the older two-story blue house on Oleson Road at Shirley Lane. Mr. T.E. Hills lived in this house, now 7730 SW Oleson Road, back in the early 1900s. His obituary says he … Continue reading

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Hunt Club, Riding Academies

The Portland Hunt Club, Portland Riding Academy, Nicol Riding Academy and Aaron Frank’s stables were all within touching distance of each other, so they will be covered together.  So you can tell who the ‘interviewees’ are, so to speak, Don … Continue reading

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James Bastien 1934-2005

One of the most well-known people to have lived in Garden Home was James Bastien, piano pedagogue and musician. In the 1940s and 1950s, James lived at 7665 SW Oleson Road, just south of Gust Johnson’s gas station (and the current Mobil station). Generations … Continue reading

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Swedish Bus Shelter

This unique bus shelter “A Little Bit of Sweden” sits across the street from Ross Fogelquist’s lovely home devoted to all things Swedish and Scandinavian. Ross had taken photos of similar bus shelters in Sweden and came home to work with … Continue reading

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Early Dairies by Pete Gertsch

Following is a brief history of the early dairy industry, written for his family by Pete Gertsch in 1970 or 1971. The Gertsch family established the Shattuck Dairy in the 1890’s just north of Garden Home Road and south of Vermont … Continue reading

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Mildred Stevens

Update: Mildred Stevens, August 24, 1916 to September 8, 2015. Mildred died a few days after her 99th birthday. She was loved and revered in Garden Home. She was essential to our research of Garden Home history. At 93 years … Continue reading

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Garden Home Crossing – Oleson Gardens Dedication

This is the speech given by Terry Moore at the dedication of the SW Oleson Road gardens  on October 18, 2008. I’m Terry Moore and I’d like to welcome you all to the dedication of our new Oleson gardens on this … Continue reading

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