A.T. Smith House from the back


A.T. Smith House from the back


The house of Alvin T. Smith at the south end of what is now Elm Street in Forest Grove, Oregon. This photograph shows the back, or western side, of the house as it appeared circa 1900.

The house was built by Alvin T. or "A.T." Smith between 1854-1856 on his donation land claim, which he first occupied in 1841. He earlier had several log cabins on the property. Smith was a former missionary, a minister, and a carpenter by trade. He lived there with his first wife, Abigail; and then with his second wife, Jane. The house remained in the Smith Family until around 1920. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 8, 1974, but was abandoned around 1990. Since 2005, it was been owned by the Friends of Historic Forest Grove, who have done extensive stabilization and restoration work.

This photograph is part of the Nettie Shipley Haines photograph album. Some members of the Shipley Family lived near this house in the early 1900s.



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The Nettie Shipley Haines Photograph Album


Forest Grove, Oregon


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