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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Hobson House on Bond Street

The Victorian Hobson House on Bond Street, Astoria, Oregon The Hobson House is one of the numerous historic houses in Astoria, Oregon, but it's also one of the best known, and it's on the National Register. I think it's also one of the most attractive of Astoria's venerable old Victorian ladies. As you walk around town, you see a wealth of unique detail. This house puts it all together beautifully.

Historic Plaque on Hobson House, Astoria, Oregon
Historic Sign at the Hobson House, Astoria, Oregon In addition, this house has an unusual colored sign as well as the black and white plaque we've seen a few times before

11 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Simply nice !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Jacob said...

Again, another amazing house from so long ago with a fun history! Beautiful shots!

Don and Krise said...

I would be in heaven living in an old beauty like this. Someday.

Anonymous said...

A most interesting house. It is made of Port Orford cedar. Because of the way the additions fit together the house is big on the outside and small on the inside. It has a fabulous hanging fushia friendly porch, with a sky blue ceiling a wonderful yard with cool fence, hedges, flowers, bird bath and a large woodshed. My brother and I had the pleasure of filling the the woodshed numerous times for Marjorie Halderman, who I believe was Hobson's granddaughter and AHS librarian. She heated her home with wood and filling the woodshed was a tricky operation. It required two 14 foot planks placed over two sets of stairs. and a wheel barrow. We'd park our wood trailer on 5th street, load the wheel barrow then ease it down the first plank into the yard push it around the birdbath, up the walkway and then up the other plank into the woodshed. She used about 5 cords a year and liked the pieces split nice and small. It was a lot of work but she was a good customer and a very classy lady.

tapirgal said...

@ Anonymous - Thanks for some excellent additions to this post!

cieldequimper said...

I love this colour. It's interesting to know the history too. Crossing the plains... Now what or rather whom does that remind me of?!!

Vogon Poet said...

I remember that B&W plaque, the house is a jewel even without all the history. Thanks to Anonymous for the addition to this interesting post.

Lee Spangler said...

I was also going to comment about Marjorie Halderman also. She was a charming lady and always very nice to me. The woman who lives there now is also worth meeting, but at the moment I can't remember her name.

Small City Scenes said...

Interest info from all. 1863 makes it a very old house for out this way. there are lots of elderly victorian houses in the valley--still lived in--but mostly built at the turn of the century. I like them. MB

Anonymous said...

One very cool thing is subsequent owners have resisted the temptation to tart it up with an outlandish color scheme. This house has had the same two tone look for at least 50 years.

Amy said...

wow its beautiful - love the colour

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