Notes indicate this is the Decatur Baldwin home at 1715 West Prospect. It was the first home built on the Mountain View Addition in 1936.
You can read Baldwin's views on Hood River's Japanese residents here.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
The home of Harold and Katherine Bryant, at 1802 West Prospect, was built before 1940 by her father, Robert Vaughan.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 18th June 2020 @ 7:09am
Decatur Baldwin was born in Mankato, Minnesota on 26 September 1890 to Orlo and Hortense (Compton) Baldwin. He died here in Hood River on 4 July 1949. He was married to a Florence M. Rees and they had 4 or 5 children.
I don't know what type of merchant he was here in H. R. but at the time he had to register during WWI he was a foreman in the mailing department of the U. S. Postal Service in Portland.
Charlott on 18th June 2020 @ 7:15am
A sign of the times. The home has replaced the one car garage with a two car garage.
L.E. on 18th June 2020 @ 8:01am
Saw that too, L.E. Our house (in town) was built in 1953, I think, and its original garage is too small for just about every modern sized car. Previous owner gave up on the idea of cars ever entering it, got rid of the big garage door, put in a normal front door.
Kyle on 18th June 2020 @ 8:09am
In the 1950s that was Hal and Margaret Shelton's house. Their daughter Nancy is a friend. Hal owned Hal's Mens Wear in Hood River.
Norma on 18th June 2020 @ 9:18am
Mr. Vaughn must have been a busy man. He built the house known as Dove's Rentals and the house to the east of that (next to the county building). He evidently built that one for his daughter. His name is stamped in the concrete as you leave the sidewalk and approach the rental house.
nels on 18th June 2020 @ 9:45am
At one time I believe this was the home of Paul Sanstrum the manager of the Safeway stores, the one where Pietro’s Pizza now sits and the “new one” on West Cascade. Also one of the best Lions Club members ever!!!
Judy on 18th June 2020 @ 4:25pm
How is it possible that the driveway appears so much steeper now?
Rawhyde on 18th June 2020 @ 7:57pm
I loved our house where i lived. Very close the the high school, not so close to Park Street and the junior high school. I remember walking with a school suit on when it had snowed and Mom couldn't take me as the roads where cleared then!
Nancy S Lewis on 22nd June 2020 @ 12:55pm