This 1928 view of the house at 1006 Sherman Avenue shows how well trees grow here. This house was built in 1927, and is on the National Register of Historic Places as the "Lester and Hazel Murphy House. This is the site of the Henry Coe house which we saw here. It is my understanding a small piece of the original Henry Coe foundation is in the basement to this more recent structure.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I often look at that photo of the Henry Coe home and wonder what life must have been like at that time in HR.
The changes in 52 years are pretty dramatic.
Was there a spring in this area?
L.E. on 27th November 2018 @ 7:27am
Once again...a thank you to Sally Donovan.
From the National Register of Historic Homes.
"The Murphy Residence is significant architecturally as the only example of a true to form Dutch Colonial Style residence within the city limits of Hood River, Oregon....
the building is located on a high bluff which commands a spectacular view of the Columbia River and Mt. Adams to the north..... The front portion of the lot is flat while the rear of the property drops dramatically down to a terraced lower yard.....
We can definitely see that in the Coe Home photo.
L.E. on 27th November 2018 @ 8:23am
The Henry Coe house was built in the 1870's. I don't know of a spring on the property, but there are several near enough to pipe it to the residence. There's one at the north edge of the hospital property which could easily supply this lot. The original Coe spring at State Street is also nearby but downhill.
Arthur on 27th November 2018 @ 10:00am
Coe Primary school was named for the Coe family.
Dwaine (Spike) Goodwin on 13th December 2019 @ 11:13am