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Terray Harmon and Phil Foote contributed to this report.
Last week’s History Mystery, above, was scanned from a 2 1/4 inch by 2 1/4 inch black and white negative from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle. Information on the envelope reads, “Trees, U. S. National Bank lot, Feb. 23, 1963.”
Terray Harmon noted that the house was built by a “Peace,” who owned a two-story mercantile building at the northwest corner of Second and Federal Streets, where Mid-Columbia Medical Center currently leases office space. The house was located behind where U.S. Bank is today, near the old Carnegie Library. The Medical Center Building at 414 Washington Street is visible in the background.
“It was a huge house,” Harmon noted. He visited with his sister, and said that was the first time he was in a house with a uniformed maid.
Several readers reported that this History Mystery showed the Blakely house, not the Peace house. They were next to each other in the same block.

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