This must have been one of Hood River's grandest houses circa 1900. Notes say:
House of Oscar L. and Adelia Stranahan. Taken from 12th Street. Adelia Stranahan on the porch. Oscar Stranahan holding his favorite horse "Dandy" in lawn center. About 1900. 1010 12th Street.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Beautiful house. Wonder what the tents were for? Look at the lovely lace work on those curtains.
Charlott on 8th December 2014 @ 7:01am
Here of late I see pictures of houses on 12th street and it makes me sad to see they are going to take down my grandmothers house at 915 12th. My grandparents owned it in the 40s up until about 1961 I think. It was the first house that I lived in that I remember.
DanK on 8th December 2014 @ 7:26am
Since Oscar was a carpenter by trade, I hope he enjoyed building his own beautiful home.
Can someone give us some information about "Stranahan Addition" and what part of HR it entails?
l.e. on 8th December 2014 @ 7:46am
That spot today, sure isn't as pretty nor peaceful looking.
l.e. on 8th December 2014 @ 7:52am
Stranahan's three additions were roughly between what is today, 13th - 18th, and Belmont to Taylor.
spinsur on 8th December 2014 @ 9:04am
Looks like a nightmare to reroof that thing- (Speaking as a home owner)
My house is at 15th and Belmont. I believe it is in the Stranahan Addition. I always thought it was in the Paradise farm property which I read at one time went from Egg Harbor up the hill to Belmont.
So did they own all this land at this time?
AndyB on 8th December 2014 @ 9:57am
Andy, Adams Paradise Acres covered much of the area from Cascade to Belmont, Rand to Twelfth or so, it zigzagged a bit. It was comprised in about 1908 of about twenty large tracts, that were eventually sold, and further subdivided. Stranahan's subdivisions were located immediately southeast of APA.
spinsur on 8th December 2014 @ 10:23am
Funny Andy, my first reaction was also to wonder how badly the roof leaked given all the awkward joints and angles.
Arthur on 8th December 2014 @ 11:20am
What do you suppose the tents were for? An overflow of boys? Yes, the lace curtains are beautiful!
Jill on 8th December 2014 @ 1:21pm
The home looks pretty new- yet most of the plantings appear older in the yard- so I wonder if the smaller bump out of the right side was the orginal home. Atop the bump out you can see a small chimney- commonly seen over kitchens.
A few cool things-
The triangle window- seems an odd shape for such a period home.
The small flag atop the gable point above the porch at the roof line.
The recess brick on the chimney- at the top of the roof line.
The main front porch appears to have ropes along it to keep the kids from falling off.
The front of the home has a small gutter and downspout- near the door- as it seems alot of rain water would run off the upper roof from above.
The tents look like they may be a fixture for the Summer- ( glamping ) with roses or dalias blooming in front of them.
The power lines above the tents appear to be running towards the older bump out part of the home.
The domed roof over the juliette style faux porch at the upper bedroom window.
Even curtains in Grandma's attic window above it.
The detail at the top piece of the rounded turrert- looks like a milled wood shingle roof system.
To close- the white blaze on the horses face looks pretty cool !
Steve r on 8th December 2014 @ 9:04pm
The lady in HHR photo #993, Marybeth Stranahan Crowell, is Oscar's sister. She married George Crowell.
l.e. on 8th December 2014 @ 9:05pm
Arthur....In the tag "Stranahan" could you include photo #541?
l.e. on 27th December 2014 @ 6:57pm
This looks like the house at the corner of 9th and Sherman. The one with a stump turned into a totem pole?
Libby on 16th January 2015 @ 2:02am
I found the Stranahan house on the 1905 map. Fortunately it has that turret, so it was easy to pick out. It was across the street from Slopeswell Cider, roughly where the gun shop and barber shop is now.
ArthurB on 6th July 2020 @ 11:01am