Tuesday, March 11, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Year 2 #8



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There are a lot of historical homes preserved for our heritage history in Vancouver, Washington.

I could have showed you the Hidden House, (1863 -- L.M. Hidden moves to Vancouver to begin a life of civic contribution. His brick company has turned out more than 100 million bricks for such landmarks as The Academy and St. James Church. 1885 L.M. Hidden House is built with bricks made by his Vancouver company.)

OR the Covington House, (Covington House (log cabin) built by Richard Covington who came from London with his wife to teach children at the Fort. Oldest existing school building in the county.)

or Slocum House (1867 Slocum House is built. First elegant mansion in Vancouver. Moved one block north of its original site in 1966 to rescue it from urban renewal. Now in Esther Short Park and used for theatrical productions.)
OR
the Padden House whom our latest freeway is named for or many others. Remember, our town just celebrated our 150th birthday of incorporation last summer but was a Fort before that.

There is a big poster in a gazebo at Esther Short Park that tells you how to get to them. Historic sites in Clark County Map

The ones I focus on today are on that map in a row on one block on Evergreen Blvd. in west Vancouver.

First is the Simpson House. . . I could find no information on this home but I wonder if it has some connection to the Simpson House Inn in California? It is next door to the other two homes I am featuring today and the architecture looks similar in some features. As you can see, it is also labeled -- without a date tho.



Then there is the Eddings House, also on Evergreen Blvd in west Vancouver. I could not find a thing about him on the internet. Guess I need to go to the museum and find out more about the historic register for Vancouver.



The last one of the three I took photos of is the Cushing-Caples House.

This house was once the home of Charles W. Cushing. He was well known in Vancouver as a talented painter of houses, signs, and carriages. The house was purchased in 1890 by John W. and Harriet L. Caples. They were employed in the fur trade; and Mrs. Caples worked as an interpreter at Fort Vancouver.  During the twentieth century the house came to be known as the Fort Vancouver Seamen’s Center. This house is a fine example of the pioneer or homestead style of houses, with subtle Victorian details including the scroll work on the front porch. Built circa 1888. Listed on the Clark County Heritage Register in 1996. This property now houses a private business.

Well, there you have three historical homes on W. Evergreen Blvd. For a better detailed view, click on photos to enlarge. They will not be original size since I made them smaller to fit the collages.

28 comments:

RuneE said...

Very interesting! It is amazing how alike and at the same time different houses from the same period can be in different parts of the world, even when much of the background ought to be the same.

I like the local "colour".

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful Home's and very nice for the letter H:)
Have a nice day:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such lovely places to visit! Thanks, Paulie.

Miss_Yves said...

Nice pictures, intersting comments !
Miss Yves

Gemma said...

I just love old historical homes. This is a wonderful choice for "H"

Anne-Berit said...

Interesting H-post,very good:o)

DeeMom said...

WOW adn love the information along with all of it

Our home was built @ 1888 old homes are something special for sure

Lilli & Nevada said...

Paulie, what a nice set of Heritage homes. I would love to see the inside of old homes.Great H shot

Daryl E said...

Lots of Houses .. all wonderful Hs

leslie said...

What a great post! Very informative with lovely photos and details. We have a lot of heritage homes in Vancouver, BC, too, and I enjoy looking at them and wondering about the families that lived there in the past. Good job! :D

Andrea said...

Interesting "H" post. Nice homes

Petunia said...

Interesting post! Nice pictures too! Every house have it's own history.

Katney said...

You always have interesting things to discover on your walks.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! packed with H's and excellent information!

Kerri said...

LOVELY HOMES! And HISTORY! Great H!

imac said...

Lots of Houses and very Hot on the info as well.Nice H post

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

kml said...

I love historic houses - we have alot of them in New England!

hpy said...

With all your houses you make me regret that I didn't put the Haunted House. There is one called just so in the neighbourhood where I live! I've tried to know why, but nobody knows the reason.

Dragonstar said...

This is all fascinating Pauli, thank you so much. I love learning about different places this way.

starnitesky said...

Interesting historical homes! thank you.

flyingstars said...

WoW..some very beautifully captured shots & lovely reading the descriptions!

lila said...

I love old historical homes!

Gunilla said...

wow!
I love these wonderful houses!

abbagirl74 said...

I just love old houses!

Autumn said...

I love old historical homes like these and dream of living in one. Sigh!

Neva said...

A lovely set of houses......I haven't seen other houses for "H" yet!!!

Janet said...

Beautiful houses and a great choice for H.

Love Bears All Things said...

I like seeing the different periods of building and architecural details.
Mama Bear