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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Pierce House, West Salem, D

Cornelia Marvin, our first Oregon State Librarian, married Walter M. Pierce. He served one term as governor and went on to the US House of Representatives where he served 1932-43. In 1954 they retired to this home along Rural Route #4, now Highway 22, just to the west of Eola School. On April 5 1957, the house was photographed (above) for an article in the Capital Journal as Home of the Week. An interior is included in the Oregon Historical Photograph Collection of the Salem Public Library.
The house has had alterations and additions, but retains the charm of a country home and the gardens are still evident. Below is an aerial view with the school at right (white building) and the roof of the Pierce home at the left:

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