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Westgard Avenue – A Short History Of SW 87th Avenue from Garden Home Road to Alden Street

Compiled by Anne Hanford Olson With special contributors Dan Nebert, Carol Sturtevant Pratt and Nancy Sturtevant Dachtler Revised March 2014 The Atfalatis Hunt and Gather Here For 10,000 years, native people called Atfalatis, a band of the Kalapuya, inhabited our area. … Continue reading

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Eickmeyer Red & White store on Greenburg Rd

The railroad tracks of the early 1900s separated at Garden Home with one set of tracks going west to Beaverton and the other going south to Tigard and McMinnville. This Red & White store was at the Greenburg Station, on … Continue reading

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History of Garden Home written by students in 1962

The following Garden Home history  was written by seventh grade students  in 1962.  It was apparently presented publicly by the PTA at a Founder’s Day event, 1964.   We have an original quite faded copy with the name Dorothy Meisner at … 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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Mike Dardis and the Joe Dardis Band

We moved to Garden Home in 1951 when I was in the sixth grade. We were living in Portland in the Grant High School area at the time and weren’t planning on moving. At that time my mother, Catherine Dardis, … 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 … Continue reading

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Erich and Burnace Porshman / Bryse-Harvey and Nahstoll CENTURY Home

The Erich and Burnace Porshman* home on SW Stewart Street is an example of a 1914 carefully handcrafted home that grew from a one-room house into an interesting home filled with art and unique features. The original Porshman mailbox is … Continue reading

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Rummer Homes, Paul Herman

In 1968, Polly and I left the four kids back east with their grandma, and came out to Oregon to look for housing. We spent several days, looked at a variety of homes, and decided that none of them was for … Continue reading

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Olive Stott Gabriel, suffrage advocate

Garden Home is fortunate to have a number of old homes still standing each with its own intriguing history. One of these homes sits just back from Garden Home Road between S.W. 77th and 78th Avenues. When the house was built, probably … Continue reading

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Lyle “Toad” Tate

The following story about Lyle Tate is reprinted from the Nov. 11, 1997 Oregonian newspaper. The author Norm Maves, Jr. and the Oregonian newspaper has given permission for this reprinting. Lyle Tate lived at 7560 SW Shirley Lane, near the intersection, … Continue reading

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