Friday, December 29, 2006

Dear Blog-Meister...


Here is an "unknown" picture that you might be interested in posting on the Sherwood Historical Society blog site. This picture was found in my grandmother Mrs. Roy "Jennie" Harrington's belongings. I do not recognize the individuals in the photo, but believe that it may have been taken in Middleton, possibly at the Middleton Baptist Church. If you would like to post it and see if anyone can help identify these individuals, I would appreciate it.
--Anne (Harrington) Watson

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the picture. The building looks like the picture of the Middleton Baptist Church printed in Sherwood: A Sense of Time and Place, page 78 and was in fact found in the same box of photos as the photo printed in the book.
Anne

jaycee said...

Well that's a start.

Lilly Morgen said...

I was trying to look at the Loretha Blunk picture album to see if I could find any resembalance.
Fred Brickley looks like the younger man to the far right, back row. Perhaps one of the two ladies below him is Mamie Brickley. The picture album is full of pictures taken before this church picture,, I am thinking. Will have to look harder later.

Lilly Morgen said...

Harvey Martin might be the guy in the back row, second to left with cap on.

jaycee said...

For those just tuning in, Middleton was an unicorporated town about one mile south of old town Sherwood. She appears on some very old maps of Oregon and was so named (I'm told) because she was the "middle town" between Lafayette and Oregon City. She was a day's ride from either of those towns I guess. The streets were laid out in a North-South grid (unlike Old Sherwood Town) and are still visible today as a series of private driveways coming off Middleton Road. Which leads to the obvious question: Just where was the Baptist Church in question located?

Anonymous said...

I believe that the original Middleton School AND the Middleton Baptist Church were both located between the Middleton Pioneer Cemetery and what is now the Sherwood YMCA.

Anne

Lilly Morgen said...

When was the Sunset Blvd road put in? That might give us a clue as to where things were in that Middleton area. The Friends Church was located just a bit north and accross the road from the school. Was the Baptist church north of there?

jaycee said...

Can we put a date on the picture? The ladies seem to be quite fashion conscious. What year's Sears Roebuck catalogue would we find garb like that?

Lilly Morgen said...

The clothes look like they are from the 1920s. Some look like they have been made over from an earilier time period. The mens three-piece suits look like they are from the 20s.

jaycee said...

What about the national origins of the folks? There's a couple of platinum blonds in there. Scandinavians in Sherwood!?

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