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Monday, March 2, 2009

Franklin, 3960 Portland Road NE, (D)

In 1928 Orie F. Franklin and his wife Maude moved into their new home near the family business, Standard Cleaners and Dyers. The house was connected to Portland Road by way of foot and vehicle bridges over the Claggett Creek, but neither exists today. Orchards were planted to the south and children rode ponies in the woodlands behind the house on the seven wooded acres. Three generations of the Franklin family lived here until the sale of the property in 1967 to the present owner. See photograph of the house soon after it was built.

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