We are honored to have about 30 homes built over 100 years ago here in Garden Home. These homes help tell our history. Stan Houseman and Sharon Vedder will be sending out letters to these home addresses. If your home was built over 100 years ago, write to GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com or call Stan at 503-679-3691 or Sharon at 503-828-8827.
Carol Kochenderfer enjoys living in this 1920 home of William and Mary Steele Godwin at 7765 SW 87th Ave. After the Godwins moved here in the 1930s, Bill dug the basement with a shovel to put in a sawdust burning furnace and clothes line for drying clothes (the granddaughters tell us that he brewed beer down there also). Stan placed the plaque denoting the 100 year anniversary beside the main door. He also holding the Century Certificate which will be offered to all the 100 year homes. Our board of Directors enjoyed the event. By special invitation, two of Jack Godwin’s daughters, Jerri and Janene, came early for an opportunity to see inside the house where their grand parents had lived and where they had often visited, eaten, and played as grandchildren.
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