Tuesday, August 15, 2006

John Tigard House

Sunday afternoon, Casey & I headed out for a volkswalk. It was a 10K starting in King City and walked through a variety of neighborhoods and through downtown Tigard. Along the way we passed the museum housed in the former residence of John Tigard, the son of the founder of the town. It is a sweet little place. I love the fancy work the and craftsmanship that went into the old places. I thought you might enjoy them, too!

John Tigard constructed the three room Carpenter Gothic Victorian house in 1880 at the corner of what is now Pacific Highway and Gaarde Street. The house was threatened with demolition in the late 1970's, but due to the efforts of the Tigard Area Historical and Preservation Association, the house was restored. In 1979, the house was entered in the National Register of Historic Places and now resides at the corner of SW Canterbury Lane and SW 103rd in Tigard. The Tigard Area Historical and Preservation Association operates the house and opens it on the third Sunday afternoon of each month to showcase special exhibits.

The house is one of two Tigard sites listed on the National Historic Register. John Tigard was the eldest son of Wilson Tigard, the founding father of Tigardville. John operated a coach route from Tigardville to Portland.

Thanks to the foresight of the The Tigard Area Historical and Preservation Association, the John Tigard House continues to serve as a link to Tigard's early beginnings.

Hat Tip: City of Tigard

5 comments:

Malinda777 said...

What a quaint and cozy place. Nice post. We have historical homes like this in our community.

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shoprat said...

I too am fond of historic homes and we have several beauties here.

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Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

It sure is pretty.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I love historical places like this.