Tag Archives: SW 87th Ave

Kochenderfer CENTURY HOME designation

We are honored to have about 30 homes built over 100 years ago here in Garden Home. These homes help tell our history. Stan Houseman and Sharon Vedder will be sending out letters to these home addresses. If your home … Continue reading

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Godwin Family

Jannette Godwin (Wassenberg now) married Jack Godwin and had three children in the 1930s: Jalene, Jean and Jim.  Jalene has been our source for this Godwin material and it is used with her permission. By Jannette Godwin Wassenberg,  2012  (wife … Continue reading

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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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Henry Sturtevant Family

Henry and Carol Sturtevant and their three children Carol Jean, Bob and Nancy moved to Garden Home in 1946. They lived at 7575 SW 87th Ave., just south of Garden Home Road on 87th, previously called Westgard. They purchased the home from … Continue reading

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Jack Steele

[Update: Jack passed away on December 26, 2014. His obituary appears at the end of this article.] In the 1940s and 50s, Jack and his 6 siblings lived at 8085 S. W. 87th Ave.  which was then called Westgard. This … Continue reading

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