Tag Archives: SW 78th Ave

Firlock Lane

Firlock Lane (now SW 78th Avenue) was a major street in Garden Home, especially after 1908 when the Oregon Electric trains came. Firlock Lane ran from Garden Home Road north to the railroad tracks, where the Firlock Station shed stood … Continue reading

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Jan Fredrickson

“Wormwood Manor” is located at 6995 SW 78th and has always intrigued us: large property, an official name, a logo interpreted throughout the property and an air of a country estate. Jan Fredrickson was born and brought home to this … Continue reading

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Partlow-Kickbusch Home

[Update April 2017: the home has been demolished to make way for a new set of homes.] This history was written by Louise Jones, based on phone conversations with Diann (Dede) Lynn Partlow Porcelli, in response to queries regarding the … 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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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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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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Clark Stephens

[Editor: Clark passed on September 1, 2019, see also the obituary for Clark Stephens.] My parents Noble and Bessie (Elizabeth) Stephens moved to Garden Home in 1928. They both were going to business school in Portland. They and friends would go camping … Continue reading

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