This is identified as "Home of Robert Rand, who crossed the plains in 1859. West of city."
Robert Rand owned the Wau Gwin Gwin Hotel, which was replaced with the Columbia Gorge Hotel. This story of his crossing the plains in 1859 is worth a read. The story is told in three parts, so you'll have to follow the links to the two succeeding issues of The Hood River Glacier.
You can also read the Delia Coon biography of Rand here.
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So similar to my home here in HRiver, but maybe not, this may be an earlier edifice built elsewhere. My home was built by 'Bobby Rand', I do believe, in 1905, bottom of Rand Rd....,you know that big old yellow home....,been there for a hundred and fourteen years....
James on 13th February 2019 @ 8:27am
James, this could very well be your home. The basic shape is correct. While it's been remodeled over the years, usually there is some architectural detail or ornament which gives it away. Is your chimney shaped the same? Does it have the widow's walk? Or maybe those features under the eaves?
Arthur on 13th February 2019 @ 9:55am
It's not this one on 16th and B is it?
Andrew B on 13th February 2019 @ 10:59am
You wouldn't get that hill in the background with James' home would you?
L.E. on 13th February 2019 @ 3:42pm
L.E.,, if this is James’ house the porch is on the north side and the hill rises to the south.
ArthurB on 13th February 2019 @ 10:18pm
Looks a lot like the house at the bottom of the curve on Frankton. That would have been an easy distance from the hotel.
L on 14th February 2019 @ 7:54pm
Definitely not my home on Rand Rd., @L it does look like that house at the bottom of the curve on Frankton. The details as Arthur mentioned are quite different than my house.
James on 16th February 2019 @ 8:09am
I have to agree, the house on Frankton shares many details with this house. The chimney has been moved, but it still has the widow's walk. The front porch is slightly different but it could have been rebuilt in 100 years. I'll need to drive by to see if any of the ornamental detail still exist.
Arthur on 16th February 2019 @ 2:00pm