Hotel in Cascadia, Oregon, 1925, viaGerald 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.
Bridget and Maynard Sinton at their family home of Ballyards, County Armagh, June 17, 1921, by H. Allison & Co. Photographers, via Public Record Office of Northern Ireland Commons on flickr.
That retractable striped awning emerging from the terrace roof looks very sleek and was brand new. A ca. 1920 photo of the house in this biography of the children’s father shows the terrace with no cover. (You can read a brief history of awnings here.)
Ballyards was built in 1872 and sold to the father, a linen manufacturer, in 1908. He almost doubled its size and called it “Ballyards Castle.”
Maynard was killed in WWII, but Bridget (age 7 in these photos) lived until 1975.
There is a fire pit underneath, awaiting summer cleanup — but I was drawn to the nice arrangement of shaggy grass and logs* (and, of course, the bench and the other beautiful pile of wood in the background).
This is at my brother’s and sister-in-law’s home in Loudon County, Virginia. The picture is from her (mostly about) quilting blog, deeroo designs. Check out the spring color in their garden and also some ideas for half-square triangles here.