The notes on this one are a bit confusing. Harry Plog labeled it, "Our apple house in Hood River before 1902. W.A. Slingerland." The note has a date of 1972.
We know Louis Plog bough W.A. Slingerland's orchard in 1902, and his son Harry Plog ran it afterward. I'm not sure how this relates to the other photos of the Slingerland ranch we saw before. This looks like a more modern building.
Interesting and complicated roof line. It must be a residence as it looks too expensive for an orchard utility building.
basaltgrouse on 12th May 2021 @ 9:10am
Definitely some skilled carpentry on display.
ArthurB on 12th May 2021 @ 9:18am
A very mixed variety of architectural styles. I would guess the older looking back part was the original house. But someone who liked to dream and had carpentry skills just kept designing and building. I wonder if nails were the most expensive part of building as they had to be hauled in.
Does this house still exist? and if so , where?
nels on 12th May 2021 @ 9:53am
In one of the photos of the Slingerland Farm, Arthur references this article in the HR Glacier. It is a pretty good read.
In photo #2199 Mrs Slingerland is perhaps standing beside the same building. I wonder if that is a walkway on top of the house with a view of the mountains.
L.E. on 12th May 2021 @ 8:34pm