Gladstone Historical Society
c/o Gladstone City Hall
525 Portland Ave.
Gladstone, Oregon 97055
The society does not have regular office hours. For more information, call one of the officers listed on the Membership page.
Or Email: GladstoneHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
Your donation is greatly appreciated and can be accepted at any time. We can only accept cash or checks at this time. No money orders. All donations are promptly receipted. Send your gift to the mailing address above.
ITEMS FOR OUR ARCHIVES
Photos, documents, letters, diaries, and all items directly related to the history of Gladstone, OR are welcomed. For more information on making a donation of this kind, contact:
Herb Beals, Historian: 503-656-2809
Beverly Anslow, Treasurer: 503-655-7112
Cason-Cross House. Built in the 1850's by Gladstone pioneer, Fendel Cason, on his "donation land claim", the house is the oldest existing home in Gladstone and still stands at its original location bordered by Arlington Street, Berkley Street, and 82nd. Drive. (Zoned commercial, the house was formerly Cochran's Mortuary and is now occupied by Mr. Rooter.)
In 1882, Gladstone founder, Judge Harvey Cross, purchased the home from Cason. Over the years, a number of structural changes have taken place, most noticeably the front where the peaked portion (center) was either removed or entirely enclosed. The wide front porch and a covered side car park are later additions. Photo courtesy Wilmer Gardner