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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Downing, 220 Washington Street S, (LL)

This house was built for Miss Minnie Downing, The house was also home to her step father and mother, Colonel John H. and Florence Cradlebaugh. Miss Downing and her mother lived in the house into the mid 1930s. Lowell and Jean Kern purchased the house in 1937 and asked Salem architect Clarence Smith to add a new small entry porch. Later residents of the house were Willamette University president Bruce Baxter and Willard and Margaret Marshall; Mr. Marshall was mayor of Salem. See 1978 photograph.

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