A.T. Smith Cabins


A.T. Smith Cabins


Log cabins on the property of Alvin T. Smith at the south end of what is now Elm Street in Forest Grove, Oregon. This photograph shows the cabins as they appeared circa 1900; they are no longer standing.

These cabins stood on the land of Alvin T. or "A.T." Smith on his donation land claim, which he first occupied in 1841. He built these cabins soon thereafter. Smith was a former missionary, a minister, and a carpenter by trade. The cabin on the left was his residence; the cabin on the right served as a store and as the first post office in Forest Grove. Smith built a large framed house nearby (not pictured in this image) between 1854-56, at which time he ceased living in the cabin. The framed house, now known as the "A.T. Smith House," is still standing.

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. For another, clearer view of the same cabins with additional notes, see Pacific University photograph, PUApic_009198.








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