Category Archives: Historic Events

Historic events in Garden Home

Development of SW Multnomah Boulevard

Editor: This story, written by Lowell Swanson, was first printed in the Multnomah Historical Society’s Winter 2005 newsletter. The story was retrieved for us by Tim Lyman, their Chair, and is printed with his permission. It validates the date and … Continue reading

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Photos from the Washington County Museum

We recently acquired a trove of historical photos of Garden Home courtesy of the Washington County Museum. We’re still working on stories for some of these photos, but we’re too exicited about them to not share them immediately.

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Miles Lowell Edwards, Heart Valve Inventor

The long low industrial building at 6611 SW Multnomah Boulevard, now the home of Power Plumbing, was formerly a research lab where the famed Starr-Edwards heart valve was developed by M. Lowell Edwards and Dr. Albert Starr. From the entry … Continue reading

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Chronology of the Beaverton High School physical buildings

Below are excerpts from an extensive chronology of Beaverton High School by Lisa Sandmire, derived from past issues of the Beaverton High newspaper, The Hummer, and other historical sources. Click here for a detailed chronology of events and happenings at Beaverton High … 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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The Closing of Garden Home Elementary School

Garden Home Elementary may have been newer than McKay or Raleigh Hills elementary schools, and there is no doubt that it played a crucial role in making our cross-roads community a memorable part of eastern Washington County. It had a … Continue reading

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Baseball in Garden Home

Baseball narrative posted on the History Board in 2014, featuring baseball in historic Garden Home. Ever since the playing fields appeared at the new Garden Home School in the early 1900s, ball players were there, with pick-up games, recess play, team … Continue reading

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Garden Home Post Office

History of the Garden Home Post Office By Elaine Shreve According to the book, Oregon Post Offices, 1847-19821, the Garden Home Post Office was first established March 6, 1882. It was then discontinued or had a change of designation on January 31, … Continue reading

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The Garden Home Community Library Association

Garden Home Community Library Association is incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit public benefit corporation with the purpose of operating and supporting the mission of the Garden Home Community Library. The Board carries full legal responsibility for the nonprofit corporation and … Continue reading

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Bob Feldman

Update: Bob passed away February 22, 2016. Click here to read his obituary. Back in the 1940s, you might have seen young Bob Feldman riding his bike home from Garden Home School precariously toting a pail of slop from the cafeteria to … Continue reading

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