Fall 2015 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and several hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events.

Mildred Stevens, 2009

Mildred Stevens, 2009

We are saddened to report Mildred Steven’s death. This early resident of Garden Home recently celebrated her 99th birthday. She was widely loved and revered by generations of our residents and school children. Her recall of Garden Home history was vital to our research. Her service will be held Sept. 20 at 1 pm at the King City Recreation Room. Memorials may be made to our Garden Home History Project, 7240 SW 82nd, Portland 97223, or to the Washington County 4-H Association, 155 N. First Ave., 3200 Mails Stop 48, Hillsboro, OR 97124 or to the Red Cross. Her newspaper obituary will be at Oregonlive.com.

Check out the interesting historical sign post that Jan Fredrickson has posted near the Fanno Creek Trail and his home. His story lists the families who used to live on 78th.

Historic Garden Home street signs are again available for $65. We’ll print the persons or events that you may wish to honor with your sign request. Click here to read the Treasurer’s report for lists of previous sign donors and honorees, and for instructions on how to send your donations or purchase requests. Click here for a map of the 27 street sign locations (as of March 2015). Four new signs will be up soon.

Our Century Home program will begin soon. Virginia Vanture, Stan Houseman and Nathalie Darcy have been developing the list of over a dozen one-hundred year old homes in Garden Home. The dedication ceremony includes invited guests, a plaque for the door area, and a special booklet about historic Garden Home.

Holiday Bazaar at the Garden Home Recreation Center, Dec. 5, 2015, all day. We’ll have the same location as last year but probably selling Historic Garden Home t-shirts this year. You can get previous year’s calendars for a bargain price. Many families love them for the photos and the history.

The Nordia House café, Broder Soder, has opened in the lovely new building at 8800 SW Oleson Road. They serve breakfast and lunch from 9 am until 3 pm Tues. thru Friday. Outdoors is nice. 971-373-8749. See ScanHeritage.org for more information about Nordia House.

Hideaway Park has been renamed for Babette Horenstein, a long-time dedicated volunteer in our community and who was on the Board of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. This decision was made by the THPRD Board despite some negative response from the community.

Elaine Shreve will be doing an abbreviated tour of early pioneers’ graves at the Crescent Grove Cemetery, near Washington Square on Halloween morning. This has been requested by the city of Tigard and the Tigard Historical who will also participate. This tour will begin a 2 hour “Walking Tour” of the Tigard area led by Joanne Bengstson, 503-718-2476.

We invite you to attend our regular meetings, the second Monday of each month, 3 to 4:30 pm at the Garden Home Recreation Center. We enjoy the 2 minute history lesson from each member and then get on to our business. Please let me know so I can assure seating: Elaine Shreve 503-246-5879.

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