Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Homes of John and Cornelia Straub

The house in the top photo was from 1885 to 1899 the John and Cornelia Straub home. When Straub first arrived in Eugene in 1878 to teach at the University he took up residence with his new family in a Gothic style farm house on 9th Ave., later moving to this Eastlake gem which stood on the northwest corner of 11th and Hilyard. In 1899 the Straub's moved to a similar house which stood just west of their long time home (second photo) and lived there while a new home (third photo) was constructed on the site of their earlier house. The last photo shows both of the earlier Straub houses with the Frank J. Hard house from last Fridays post in the distance. Nothing in these photos remains today, the block is Medical offices, college apartments and parking lots.

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