I can tell you about when this house was built. It was no doubt built about 1919 or so. Reason I say this is the house I grew up in had the same wanes coating with the plate rails. The cell like ceiling is almost the same.
Yes a cold Hood River, snowy winters night, with a book and hot chocolate in front of that roaring fire would be most delightful, don't you think?
What I love in the photo is the lamp. I doubt if it is, but it certainly looks like one of those lovely old Tiffany's that people today treasure so.
Charlott on 4th October 2017 @ 7:10am
Any ideas on what that dark thing is on the mantle and leaning against the clock?
nels on 4th October 2017 @ 1:39pm
Good question nels. From a distance it looks like a seal pinata, but looking at the high-res image it's just a branch from a pine tree. This house eventually burned down, and you may have just identified the culprit.
Arthur on 4th October 2017 @ 3:00pm
Note the swastika on the rug. Before the Nazis co-opted it, it was a symbol of good fortune.
Melody Shellman on 4th October 2017 @ 3:13pm
Two desks, a his and hers? From a time when writing letters and keeping in touch was important and took more time. And a SE Asian bamboo chair. That must have been high fashion to have such an item from a far away place.
nels on 4th October 2017 @ 7:14pm
George Lawrence was very wealthy. He owned a major saddlery in Portland and this vacation home in Hood River. I am sure these furnishings were among the finest in Hood River at the time.
Arthur on 4th October 2017 @ 8:50pm
My great-grandmother, Ida May (Lewis) Lafferty, took pictures of her living rooms in Hood River (W. Sherman Ave) and Mount Hood. I still have the Tiffany-style lamp and the large framed picture on the wall.
Nancy Trotic on 4th October 2017 @ 8:58pm
Here's another neat picture.
Nancy Trotic on 4th October 2017 @ 9:01pm