A.T. Smith House


A.T. Smith House


The house of Alvin T. Smith at the south end of what is now Elm Street in Forest Grove, Oregon. This photograph shows the front, or eastern side, of the house as it appeared circa 1890-1910. This photograph was likely taken by or on behalf of one of the members of the Manley Shipley Family, who lived on the property around that time.

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; possibly including the cabin structures visible on the left side of this image. Smith was a former missionary, a minister, and a carpenter by trade. He lived in this home with his first wife, Abigail; and later with his second wife, Jane. The house remained in the Smith Family until around 1920, though it was rented out to several families. 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


Smith, A. T. (Alvin Thompson), 1802-1888


Forest Grove, Oregon


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