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September 9, 2019 Show and Tell event

We hosted a Show & Tell event on September 9, 2019. People were invited to bring something old to share with the group. Thank you to everyone! Louise Cook Jones shared and donated some early Garden Home memorabilia from the … Continue reading

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October 2019 News

In this edition: October 5 bell ringing, Lamb’s Thriftway closure, and more favorite teacher recollections. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories, and over fifteen hundred photos … Continue reading

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Barbara Kiggins Green memoir

By Barbara (Kiggins) Green, 2019 (age 87) I was born in 1931 and we moved to Garden Home around 1934 or 1935. We lived in a small two room house with an outside toilet located down a dirt road which … Continue reading

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October 5, 2019 Historic Bell Ringing

We rang the historic 100-year old bell hanging in the bell tower of the Garden Home Marketplace (formerly Lamb’s Thriftway) on October 5, 2019. This event was bittersweet as it coincides with the imminent closing of the grocery store. We … Continue reading

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Clark N. Stephens obituary

Clark N. Stephens, March 10, 1930 to September 1, 2019 Clark, the son of Noble and Bessie Stephens, was born in Portland and raised in Garden Home adjacent to the Portland Golf Club. He started caddying there when he was … Continue reading

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September 2019 News

In this edition: August 24 Recreation Center Mini-Market, September 9 Show & Tell, Lamb’s Thriftway closure, and more favorite teacher recollections. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred … Continue reading

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July 14, 2019 – Garden Home History Board Member picnic and tour of WormWood Manor

Garden Home History board members met for a July picnic at the historic WormWood Manor, hosted by Jan Fredrickson and Kevin Mistler, both on our Board of Directors. We tried out the new spinner and BINGO games about Garden Home … Continue reading

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The Garden Home Totem Pole, by Andrew Gorman

[Editor: Many of you who have lived in Garden Home since the 1990s will remember the surprising totem pole standing in the shrubs at the NW corner of SW 82nd and Garden Home Road. Unfortunately it gradually deteriorated in our … Continue reading

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August 2019 News

In this edition: upcoming the August 24 Recreation Center Mini-Market, September 9 Show & Tell, photos of the June 10 Nordia House event, and recollections about a favorite teacher, Virgil Pearce. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In … Continue reading

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June 10, 2019 – From Sweden to Oregon event at Nordia House

On Monday, June 10, 2019, we helped sponsor an event at the Nordia House at 8800 SW Oleson Rd learning about the Swedish immigrant experience in Oregon 1850-1950. Attendees reviewed the new displays at Nordia House, enjoyed a slide show … Continue reading

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June 2019 News

In this edition: upcoming the June 10 Swedish immigrant presentation by Ross Fogelquist (at Nordia House), and the June 29 Grand Opening of the expanded Garden Home Community Library. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People … Continue reading

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Dean Erwin Day obituary

Dean Erwin Day, November 28, 1936 to March 6, 2019 Dean Erwin Day passed away on March 6th at 82. He was born November 28, 1936, in Kelso, Washington, a few months later he moved to Salem, Oregon. In first … Continue reading

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April 2019 News

In this edition: upcoming April 8 Korean Society presentation (at Red Center), April 18 Historic Post Office Safe presentation (at Garden Home Growlers). Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost … Continue reading

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George Nobel Babbitt and Mae Babbitt obituary

George Nobel Babbitt, February 6, 1926 to December 19, 2018 Mae Babbitt, December 11, 1921 to May 11, 2016 George Babbitt, a plumber in S.W. Portland for 60 years, born in Bell, California; the oldest of four children. He moved to … Continue reading

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January 30, 2019 Move of the Historic Post Office Safe

Garden Home History was offered the historic safe from the old Garden Home Post Office location prior to the Post Office moving to its current location inside the Garden Home Market Place (formerly Lamb’s Thriftway). Huge, ugly, locked, no combination, … Continue reading

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February 2019 News

In this edition: March 11 presentation on website, moving the old post office safe, Rep. Schouten newsletter, and historical re-enactment events. Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred … Continue reading

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January 8, 2019 – Historical Reenactment

The Beaverton Historical Society invited us to participate with them and the Friends of Historic Forest Grove for a reenactment of historical figures from our histories. Patsy VandeVenter and Elaine Shreve presented a portion of the history of Margaret Simmons … Continue reading

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January 2019 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find almost two hundred stories and over fifteen hundred photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events Hello Garden Home Friends – … Continue reading

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Garden Home Market Place (formerly Lamb’s Thriftway)

Forrest Lamb first built and opened the Garden Home Thriftway in 1957. The store and the mall store buildings were owned by Forrest and Neva Lamb and then by their three sons, Bob, Gary and Colin Lamb. Forrest died in … Continue reading

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Garden Home Growlers

This history of the Garden Home Growlers, located in the Lamb’s Thriftway (now the Garden Home Marketplace), was written by the owner Allen Tyler, 2018. The business was sold to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Adam and Diana Martinez in 2018.  A growler became popular as a … Continue reading

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