Mowery Manor

Y’all, we are so excited to feature our new friend, Ranger, who lived in one of our favorite places: Portland, Oregon. (See loads of cool Portland places by following Ranger on Instagram @rangerstay)

Ranger’s human agreed to let us use of their fab photos, and we’ll write up the super dope old houses they find.

To kick things off, this is Mowery Manor, built in Portland’s first planned community — Ladd’s Addition — in 1910. The Georgian style mansion was built for $10,000 and was recently for sale for $2.28 million.

Its original owners were Abraham and Mary Mowrey of Eastside Mill and Lumber Company.

“After Abraham Mowrey died in 1917, the property was sold and used as wartime housing and then a women’s boarding house with self-contained units,” according to a 2021 article in The Oregonian. The current owners reinstated the original layout, removed eight ad-hoc kitchens, and made updates that replicate high-end home finishes of the early 20th century.”

“Original features that survived include the elegant staircase, three fireplaces and custom woodwork. Hardwood floors and walls adorned with wainscot and decorative molding rise 10 feet to meet box-beam ceilings on the main level.

“The four bedrooms on the second floor have 9-foot ceilings. The third level has ceilings that are about 8 feet high and the partially finished basement has 7.5-foot ceilings.”

With more than 5,000 square feet, the mansion was designed by Marion Stokes, a second-generation architect for Portland’s Stokes and Zeller firm.

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