Tag Archives: Garden Home School

The history of Garden Home School, 1912 to 1982

Garden Home School was established in 1912 and officially closed in 1982. The facility is now the Garden Home Recreation Center operated by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. See also: The Closing of Garden Home Elementary School Oct … Continue reading

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Patty Bonney and son Ken Woodard

By Elaine Shreve, July 10, 2018 Patty Bonney brought her three children to Garden Home in 1960 when she married Bill Bonney. Patty, Ken, Keith and Carolyn all joined Bill in his home on two acres on SW Oleson Road … Continue reading

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May 18, 2018 Reception Honoring Virginia “Ginny” Mapes

Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting of the Washington County History Societies Roundtable, and following reception honoring Ginny Mapes on May 18, 2018 at the Garden Home Recreation Center.   [Editor: Virginia “Ginny” Mapes authored the first book … 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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August 13, 2016 Beaverton High and Garden Home School Reunion

On August 13, 2016, about a hundred former students joined us for the Beaverton High and Garden Home School Reunion on a lovely summer day, outside, under the covered play area at the old Garden Home school, now the The Garden … Continue reading

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April 2016 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and hundreds of photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events. Upcoming Events We begin each regular meeting with a … Continue reading

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Yvonne Brod 

I was a PE teacher at Montclair Elementary School from 1975 to 1999.   In 1982 when Garden Home School closed, I remember there was a lot of pressure on the families who had to move their kids to Montclair and Raleigh … 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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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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Garden Home P.T.A. Minutes, 1934-1941

Early Garden Home School: Thanks to Mildred Stevens, we have a wonderful book of the Garden Home School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) minutes during the 1930s. The book is all hand-written and the minutes for a meeting usually take two to three … Continue reading

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