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Packwood Home, 2580 First Street, Baker City, OR. Record of property shows first owner as Johanna Packwood, wife of William Henderson Packwood, Sr. The house was built in 1903 or 1904. This photo was taken somewhere between 1905 and 1908. The people in the photo were probably Johanna Packwood and her grandchildren, Irving and J. Langdon Rand. However, it could be Johanna's daughter Edith Rand and her children, Irving and Ja. Langdon. Extensive work was done on the house around 1920 at which time the front porch was enclosed and a large addition was built at the rear of the house. At some point, a fireplace and chimney were added. The legend is that the fireplace's ornate wooden mantel was exhibited at the 1915 San Francisco World Exposition and was later installed in the house. Ownership of the house was passed down to family members until it was sold to John and Jan Kirby in 1978. In 1981, Kirbys sold it to Charles and Candice Hofmann who are the present owners and occupants. Second photo is a photo of William and Johanna Packwood.

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