Friday, February 3, 2012

Hales Residence

The former Charles H. and Franc O. Hales residence, once stood at 187 East 6th Avenue on the northwest corner of 6th Avenue and Pearl Street. This one story house was possibly a much older dwelling that had been updated with Eastlake details such as the bay window and scalloped trim on gable. A very fine stone retaining wall bordered the sidewalk, in foreground, which seemed rather elaborate for such a simple structure. Hales was a co-owner of Preston & Hales Paints, Oils and Harness Shop, 857 Willamette Street. William Preston lived a block north on the Southwest corner of 5th and Pearl. The site of the Hales house has been a parking lot for many years.

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