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Monday, May 30, 2011

Drain, Oregon's Historic Homes #1: "The Hasard House"

Photo Source:  Wikipedia.com

Please allow me to introduce you to John and Myra Wagner Hedrick of Drain, Oregon.  They are my great-great Uncle and Aunt.  John's parents are John and Louisa Hedrick, and John is brother to my great-grandfather Ben Hedrick.

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John and Myra are buried in the North Drain Cemetery.  John was born in 1866 and died in 1937.  Myra was born in 1873 and died in 1957:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


The Hassard House was built in 1902, but not by John and Myra.  The photo below is of John and Myra in another home that they owned prior, where they rented out cabins near the intersection that "y"'s in town.  After John died, Myra bought the Hassard House and used it as a boarding house for awhile, and at one point in time this home was the local funeral parlor.

My Grandma Florence Hedrick Traylor, Uncle John Hedrick and Uncle Homer Hedrick (Ben and Litha's kids) used to run around and play in the very yard of both homes when they were little.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Here is what the Hassard house looks like now.  It has been beautifully restored by Ame and Jim Beard.  Thanks, you guys, you did a great job!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

These are Grandma Florence Hedrick Traylor's girls, Sondy, Mardelle and Jody, standing in front of the house where their Aunt Myra lived:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

And, here are the rest of us who visited it on Memorial Day Weekend 2011:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

If you enjoyed this story, I think that you will enjoy these too: Memorial Day Weekend 2011:  Annual Cemetery Hop

Drain, Oregon's Historic Homes #2: "The Drain Castle"
City of Drain ~ The History


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5 comments:

Pamela said...

What an amazing house! It's so inviting it looks more like a home than house. I can just imagine sitting on that porch with a glass of iced tea. And oh...the mountains form a perfect backdrop. Thanks for sharing a bit of history!

Blessings,
Pamela

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Pamela,

I'm so happy that you enjoyed this post as much as I did. It would be fun to sit there on the porch and relax, wouldn't it?

forgetmenot said...

Kathy, Such a nice post--great pictures and interesting info on the house. It's nice to get together with family to go and decorate graves. Mickie :)

Jim Beard said...

Thanks for the friendly write up, glad you all enjoyed the visit! We are hoping to open up a chocolate and sweet shop in the house this November, so next time you stop by you'll have to stop in!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hey, Jim, you are welcome. Can't wait to see your new shop, that sounds wonderful.

Kathy

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