This is the E.W. Gibbs house on East 4th Street, just above East Eugene. Mr. Gibbs was a professional builder, and is seen here posing with his wife and son Floyd. Floyd was in later years a local businessman and city councilman.
This house is remarkably unchanged in 107 years. Here's a recent view. Only a few of the pine trees are left, but the house exterior is virtually the same.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Walked by that house many of times as a kid growing up.
Dan K on 20th December 2012 @ 8:04am
This would be Eugene and Christina Gibbs. and their son was Francis Floyd who married Geogeanna Fisher. Christina was from Scotland and Eugene was from the midwest.
It appears that this was sort of the "end" of growth going up there hill, as doensn't appear to be too much construction on up the hill.
We are fortunate that as many of the old homes have survived that have in both town and the valley.
charlott on 20th December 2012 @ 8:16am
What a neat house.
And today's version still has the little extension on the back.
I wonder if there are more HR homes still in existence that were built by Mr. Gibbs.
l.e. on 20th December 2012 @ 8:34am
That's a lot of fence painting...and yet it arguably isn't even high enough to keep a chicken in the yard.
Rawhyde on 20th December 2012 @ 11:52am
I enjoyed the "yesteryear and today" pictures. I see the fence is gone -- maybe not enough Tom Sawyers to do the job.
Jill Stanford on 20th December 2012 @ 3:02pm
bought this house from Dr. Jim Stager late 70's, had Indian renters - the garage was converted to a smoke house, many stories with the history. Kids were 'Tiger', set bathroom on fire - Leo Phillips on the fire dept and worked for me said I owed the fire dept a bottle of whiskey for saving the house from the fire - I told him I would give a case of whiskey if he had let it burn down.
dave rhodes on 26th December 2012 @ 7:09pm
Wow. A lot of family history here. My Grandfather was F.F. Gibbs who of course was my Dad's (W.E. "Bud" Gibbs who is now 88 years old) father. Have never seen any pictures of Christina or E.W. or their home(s). As told to me, E.W. was a very successful carpenter/ home mover/ home builder.
Jeff Gibbs on 17th July 2016 @ 9:03am