There's a little bit of mystery to this image from a stereocard. The caption says it is the "50 year ago Hood River Valley Country home of Dr. T. L. Eliot Pastor of Portland's Unitarian Church of Our Father." We previously saw Shushula, his summer home. I wonder if this home predated Shushula, or if it was elsewhere in the valley as a getaway from his summer getaway.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Looks like the porch roof fell off.
I am having trouble figuring out the difference between W.G. Eliot and his father T.L. Eliot as far as who built and established what in Hood River.
There is a photo at this link of the Eliot family sitting on the porch of a vacation cottage in HR. It is board and batten, so I suspect it is the above home. However, the date is 1919. Shushula appears to have been built before that date, so perhaps the family did have a "getaway from the getaway".
Perhaps this Mark Kuestner who has access to the T.L. Eliot family file could answer some of these questions???
L.E. on 23rd March 2015 @ 9:04am
Arthur, maybe a tag under Eliot for W.G. Eliot and his sister Grace Eliot Scott, attending the 1953 Pioneer Society Meeting?
L.E. on 23rd March 2015 @ 9:23am
Somewhat off the subject. Shushula is a wild shrub growing along Hwy 35 before you get to the Whisky Creek intersection. It has a light blue bloom and many people have an allergy from it. The name is from a native american word.
Bill Pattison on 23rd March 2015 @ 1:36pm
Would like to know the date of the image. Looks like a "big snow" took the porch roof down.
Bill Pattison on 23rd March 2015 @ 1:40pm
Good observation Capt. Bill!
Dale N . on 23rd March 2015 @ 7:24pm
I might guess the homes was moved atop an older rock foundation - then repaired- note the newer mortar / salt like colors- including on the chimney. Note how the rock foundation extends behind the home aways. Again just a guess.
Steve r on 23rd March 2015 @ 8:03pm
When I first saw the lady on the porch, I thought she looked like Alma Howe.
Now I'm not so sure the lady looks like Mrs. Howe, but the shed behind her house appears to be the same style as this cabin.
The August 5, 1920 HR Glacier talks about a 300 year old fir that has been felled. The article says many a child has built a play fort under the limbs of the tree.
"the many well known children who spent hours in the shelter of Old Fir, reveling at their games, were Miss Hester Howe, daughter of Mrs. Alma Howe, an early pioneer who has made her Cottage Farm a mecca for Portland families and the grandchildren of Dr. T. L. Eliot, the Portland Pastor."
L.E. on 24th March 2015 @ 8:46am