This is the home of Anna and Judson Ferguson at 715 State Street. It was built either in 1903 or 1910 (records disagree).
Anna Ferguson was a prominent business person who owned several pieces of property in Hood River. Her husband Judson worked for the county assessor's office.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Underground sprinkler system!! That's first class.
RHD on 23rd June 2021 @ 8:36am
Could be yours for $1,175,000. I wonder what it cost to build in 1903/10.
Will on 23rd June 2021 @ 12:35pm
Sorry, this is kind of long, but this photo with the sprinklers, immediately made me think of the article I came across yesterday while looking for some HR June weather news.
HOOD RIVER, OR., JUNE 29, 1889.
THE WATER QUESTION.
There is an absolute necessity of our beautifying the town, and to this end an abundance of water for irrigation is necessary. There is no place in the county where such an abundance of water can be brought in at so little cost and no place where it would be of as much benefit. What the town needs more than any other place, because of
the nature of its business, is to be made attractive. It should be a garden, with well kept lawns and beautiful flowers; a delight to the eyes of the thousands whom the railroad carries by it. People will come here for pleasure, rest, recreation, and it is our duty to do the
little nature has not done for us. The GLACIER will cheerfully contribute to a fund for making a survey, and will back its opinion concerning the benefits to be desired, by putting up liberally for the
construction of a flume. Every property owner is interested in the matter and we hope ere another week rolls round to be able to chronicle the fact that a move has been made in the matter. Indian
creek is the most available, but if this cannot be managed, Hood river will give us an inexhaustible supply. There is much difference of opinion as to the fall in the river, but a small outlay for surveying will settle that matter, and we ought to have this information anyway.
There is five dollars in this shop to help pay for the survey, and more if necessary. We ought to know how much fall there is in the river, and now is the accepted time to investigate it.
L.E. on 23rd June 2021 @ 3:20pm