Historic Hood River
This image from the Judson Ferguson collection has a note on the reverse indicating it was the Monroe residence on the NE corner of Cascade and 9th. Sure enough there is still a very similar looking house near that corner, although there is another small structure now to the west. Fortunately this house is in the Oregon Inventory of Historic Resources For Hood River County prepared by Sally Donovan, so we know a bit about its ownership over the years.
The inventory indicates the house was constructed in 1900, but I’m a bit suspicious of that date since this neighborhood was developed in the mid 1910s. The first owner listed is John and Nancy Monroe from 1913 to 1926. The Monroes came to Hood River from Iowa about 1878 and settled in the Pine Grove area. According to the biography Nancy bought a home in Hood River in 1892 while her husband and son stayed on their Pine Grove homestead. Nancy managed a dressmaking business in town and visited the homestead to wash, clean and cook for her husband and son. She resided in this house from 1913 until her death in 1926.
Joseph and Mattie Zane owned the house from 1926-1928.
Judson and Anna Ferguson purchased the property in 1928 and owned it until 1945. The Ferguson’s lived in a much fancier house on State Street, so this must have been a rental property at that time.
You can read about Mr. Ferguson here.