Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Feb 1924: Joan of Arc Statue

The Oregonian 24 Feb 1924
Dr. Coe to Give City Joan of Arc Statue
Bronze Replica of Famed Work to be Cast
Figure, Reproduced From That by Frémiet, Will be Received Here Within Six Months

Paris, Feb 23-- A full-sized replica in bronze of the most celebrated of all the statues of Jeanne d'Arc is to be placed in one of the public squares of Portland as the gift of Dr. Henry Waldo Coe.

This announcement was made today by Dr. Coe after he had completed arrangements for the casting of the statue, which is to be ready for shipment in four months.

The statue is that by Emmanuel Frémiet, noted French sculptor of 50 years ago. It stands at the Place de Rivoli, off the Rue de Rivoli, just opposite the gardens of the Tuilleries. Every American tourist who has been to Paris has an eye for art knows the statue, for not only is it one of the most celebrated of the hundreds of public statues in Paris, but it is placed in the heart of the fashionable hotel district where Americans and other foreigners gather.

The statue is to be cast from the original moulds by Barbedlenne, a noted establishment which holds reproduction rights to all Frémiet's statues. It will be shipped through the canal to Portland, and should reach the Rose City within six months at the most.

This gift by Dr. Coe is in addition to the other three statues--one of Lincoln, one of Washington, and one of Dr. John McLaughlin--which he will give the city, as announced by him upon his departure from Portland for his European trip.

"I think it is most fitting that the sturdy French pioneers who helped to settle the Oregon country should have some recognition," said Dr. Coe. "That stretch of the Willamette valley between Portland and Salem, including the French Prairie region, was largely reclaimed from a wilderness by the early French."

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Winter 1922: Circle Park Controversy

The Oregonian, 18 Dec 1921
Objectors Are Answered
Laurelhurst Building Proposal Held Legal
Building Restrictions Declared Not to Bar Structure Designed for Purpose of Market

That building restrictions in Laurelhurst never had applied to the small park block at East 39th and Glisan streets was the answer yesterday of the Laurelhurst company, Paul C. Murphy andd the J.W. McFadden Building company to the injunction suit filed in the circuit court by A.C. Ward and other residence owners seeking to prevent the erection of a combined meat market, grocery and drug store at the location.

It is further asserted that the companies planning to erect such a building--which, it is claimed, would have all the artistic appearance of a private residence--are financially interested in maintaining the "class" of the residential district to a far greater extent than any of the petitioners.

Up to November 28 last the Laurelhurst company maintained its business office on the park block in question and the building has always been a voting place for elections. The block is not a part of Laurelhurst Northeast, Laurelhurst Southwest, and the restrictions on Laurelhurst Northwest were never placed on nor intended for block A and B of that plat, it is asserted.

The McFadden Company contends that it would be the last to desire property values injured by permitting undesirable business houses to enter Laurelhurst, claiming to have for sale homes in that district ranging in price from $5000 to $38,500.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Nov 1917: All Saints Church

The Oregonian 4 Nov 1917
New Church in Laurelhurst to Be of Tudor Gothic Style
Work is well underway on the new All Saints' Roman Catholic Church, to be built at East 39th and Hoyt Streets, in Laurelhurst. The church edifice for which the architects are Jacobberger & Smith, will be of the Tudor Gothic style. The chapel will be all wood panels and beams. The rectory will be attached to the church building, and will include an office, living room, kitchen and four bedrooms, in additional to the sacristy, which is partly in the rectory and partly in the church building proper. The cost of the church is to be about $10,000.

The Oregonian, 21 Jan 1918
New Chapel is Dedicated
Archbishop Christie Presides at Services at Laurelhurst

A beautiful service yesterday morning was the dedication of All Saints Chapel at Laurelhurst. The Rt. Rev. Alexander Christie, archbishop of Oregon, presided at the mass delivered and the dedicatory sermon.

Father de Lorimer sang the mass and in the ceremonies Father William Cronin, who build the church and who is its pastor, assisted. The new building is at East 39th and Glisan streets, in Laurelhurst, and already has a large membership. It is artistically designed and well situated. The parishioners are taking a decided interest, as was evidenced yesterday in the good attendance at the ceremonies.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sep 1914: Henry Lot Auction

The Oregonian, 20 Sep 1914
Real Estate Auction
The real estate to be sold at auction by Chas. K. Henry on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, the 28th, 29th, and 30th of September, the sale to be held in the ball room of the Multnomah Hotel at 8PM each evening will embrace the following properties, which will be sold on the respective dates for cash or part cash to the highest bidder.

[Sorry, I'm not going to type out the listings.]
The above properties are being sold by me on account of having been forced to take them from a certain Trust company, and as I am not living in the city I have concluded to offer them to the buying public, having every assurance that the goods are attractive to intelligent buyers.

It is true that we have many pessimists in Portland, but sensible men and women know the time to buy property is when it can be had cheap and when everybody is selling.

The eyes of the world are upon, and the longings of millions of people are to be in, the United States, which, under the guidance of our clear-headed, far-sighted, patriotic President Wilson (the cleverest and best President the country has had since the martyred Lincoln), is as certain to grow as that the sun will rise, and cities like Portland must grow also.

No man or woman can make a mistake in buying such properties as the above at the present prevailing prices. These lots will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of company list prices.

I will be at my former office in the Henry Bldg, telephone, Marshall 892, from 9 to 5 each day and will give any information as to terms, conditions, etc., wanted. Inspect the property and be ready with your bids, as we do mean business.

Charles K. Henry (signed)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dec 1913: Laurelhurst School

The Oregonian, 28 Dec 1913
School Site Obtained
Board Buys Laurelhurst Block from Mead & Murphy
Price Paid for Land is $33,500 and Suggestion is Made to Establish Cottage Plan Institutions

The Portland School Board completed negotiations last week for a new school site in Laurelhurst consisting of a block bounded by Royal Court, Laurelhurst Ave, East 41st and East 52nd Streets. The property was purchased from Mead & Murphy for $33,500.

Several suggestions have been made regarding the type of school to be erected. Although the School Board declined to give definite information on the subject, it is probable that the new school will consist of a number of cottages built around the exterior of the block, with a court in the center, in what is known as the cottage school system.

This, say the supporters of the plan, would insure safety in case of fire, besides preventing the disturbance of students in one room by confusion in another.

The people of Laurelhurst are enthusiastic over the new school, for it is in the center of an area of 677 blocks between East 28th, East 10th, East 57th, North and East Hancock Streets, which has formerly been without a school. It is asserted that some of the children have been walking a distance of 23 blocks to school.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Jun 1913: Albee Home

The Sunday Oregonian, 15 Jun 1913
Mayor-Elect Albee's Home in Laurelhurst One of Portland Most Striking Residences
Arrangement of Interior is Along Simple Lines, Although Finish is of Costly Material--
Individual Ideas is Carried Out in General Design--Dwelling Represents Investment of $35,000
Among Portland's most beautiful homes is the residence of Mayor-elect H.R. Albee, which is situated on East Ankeny street, in Laurelhurst (overlooking Ladd Park). The house is unique in many details and was designed in accordance with Mr. Albee's individual ideas of residence construction.

It is a two-story brick structure and was built at an approximate cost of $25,000. Together with the site the home represents an investment of more than $35,000.

The interior is of elaborate finish, yet is designed along plain lines, giving a restrained and homelike atmosphere. The library is finished in quarter-sawn oak, the walls and ceiling being paneled with the same material. The drawing room is in white enamel. The dining room is exquisite with its finish in selected West Indian mahogany. One of the features of the house is the beautiful mahogany staircase leading from the entrance hall. The sleeping apartments are finished in hand-rubbed old ivory and white enamel.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

1913 Updates

The Sunday Oregonian, 26 Jan 1913
Many Beautiful and Costly Homes Built Recently in Laurelhurst
Nearly 500 Dwellings, Modern and Distinctive in Design, Are Completed Since This Fine Addition Was Opened.

Many of the most beautiful homes in Portland have been erected in Laurelhurst in the past year and the district now contains between 400 and 500 homes of the best character. The foregoing pictures illustrate types of some of the dwelling of recent construction in this residence district. Many prominent Portland men have homes in this district. The homes of W.L. Saunders, D.H. Brown, recently of Saginam, Mich., Herr Waidemar Lind, and the residence erected by Frank A. Steele for the Chapin-Harlow Company and the home of H.R. Albee are also types of construction in this addition erected the past year.