Century homes: 100-year-old-plus places to live

Century homes: 100-year-old-plus places to live

Mike Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLiveBy Mike Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on March 21, 2015 at 5:21 AM, updated March 21, 2015 at 9:03 AM

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goosehollow.jpgPart of a “century block” in Goose Hollow.

Portland and other cities on America’s West Coast have arrived at that comfortable point when they feel as if they’re in their prime, but also can look back on a substantial history as settled places.

Even Portland, which crawled out of a soggy clearing on the Willamette less than 175 years ago, has a fair share of fine commercial buildings and residences that have been standing for well over half that time.

Among them are the “century homes” in this photo gallery. They show dwellings that are either currently on the market or have recently sold; places 100 years old or older.

They range from a bright loft in a turn-of-the-last-century downtown building to a farmhouse in Forest Grove. They include a showcase home in tony Dunthorpe and a comfortable house whose residents can step directly down into Lacamas Lake in southwest Washington. It also includes a special case: the Benson-Chaney mansion that has served in recent years as a high school.

— Mike Francis

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