It's a house out of a dream!

It's a house out of a dream!
Unknown Carpenter Gothic home

Monday, August 3, 2015

Old Photo of the Howard Ashby / Frank Durbin House in Salem Oregon

I tend to pick up old images (especially cabinet photos) of cool old houses when I run across them. I bought this at an antique store in The Dalles Oregon. There is a Court Street in The Dalles but it's a very short street and I did a search of the Sanborn Maps of the city and found no house with this footprint. I had a sneaking suspicion that it might be Salem. Not really sure why. Maybe the flatness or the fan palm or that I knew there was a Court Street there too (not that that's unique to these 2 towns). Well I posted the photo on a facebook page all about the history of The Dalles and in less than a day I had 2 commenters (Jon Roderick and Sandra Rose) find the house!!!! This 1892 home still stands with a few alterations at 1517 Court Street NE. Can you believe it!!!!

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