Hotel in Cascadia, Oregon, 1925, via Gerald W. Williams Collection, OSU (Oregon State University) Special Collections & Archives Commons on flickr.
I love that rustic bench on the right side of the porch. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)
George Geisendorfer opened a resort at Cascadia Springs in 1896, offering what he called the “curative powers” of the local mineral spring water. The resort included a hotel, garden, croquet course, tennis courts, and bowling alley. After the hotel burned, the 300-acre property was acquired by the state of Oregon and is now the site of Cascadia State Park.
“Garden – lot 9, block 11. . . . Garden of $20 a month home,” Fairfield, Alabama, 1917,
via Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Fairfield was a planned community built in 1910 for the workers of U.S. Steel’s plants in the Birmingham area. Its (mostly white) residents could either rent or purchase modern houses with indoor plumbing and central heating. There were also parks and playgrounds, churches, a public library, and 30,000 newly planted trees and shrubs.
The photograph is one of over sixteen thousand created or collected by Frank G. Carpenter and his daughter, Frances, to illustrate his geography textbooks and popular travel books.
Edith Clark aiming a rifle at a plaster model of a lion, Palmer Street, Ararat, Victoria, ca. 1925, via The Biggest Family Album in Australia, Museums Victoria Collections.
Edith’s house and those of her neighbors survive today.
“Eny and Florrie in Canada,” photographer and date unknown, via LovedayLemon on flickr (used with permission).
“In a courtyard, somewhere in France (undated),” a photo postcard by an unknown photographer, via pellethepoet on flickr (under CC license). You can click on the image for a larger view.