21 thoughts on “Help Us Out!

  1. Looks like it is at: 597 N. Dekum Street

    From: Vintage Portland To: fordedge24@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 6:04 AM Subject: [New post] Help Us Out! #yiv3224129939 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3224129939 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3224129939 a.yiv3224129939primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3224129939 a.yiv3224129939primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3224129939 a.yiv3224129939primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3224129939 a.yiv3224129939primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3224129939 WordPress.com | Vintage Portland posted: “The House of Good Shepherd and St. Rose Industrial School building, 1939. Can anyone tell us where this building was located?¬†¬†View this image in Efiles by clicking here.” | |

  2. My husband’s family lived on both Kerby and Borthwick not far from here. After his mother passed away, the ‘girls’ from Villa St Rose came to their home to help clean and took away laundry. These were not novitiates, but rather unwed mothers. It’s now part of ‘The Columbia Villa’ development.

  3. Villa St. Rose Convent
    Now know as Rosemont Commons, Villa St. Rose Convent is the former convent and school for girls closed for good in 1993 and fell into disrepair before the Georgian-style building and its 7.7-acre site were purchased by the Portland Development Commission (PDC) in 1998. The Villa St. Rose convent was designed by renowned Portland architect Joseph Jaccoberger and constructed in 1917. The Villa St. Rose and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been renovated as a $22 million, 100-unit low-income senior rental housing faculty renamed Rosemont Commons. The Commons is located at 597 North Dekum Street.
    In the early 2000s, Piedmont Neighborhood Association was instrumental in working with the PDC to plan the redevelopment of the Rosemont site into an urban village for all ages, and incomes. Besides the Commons, there are 18 family rental town homes; 10 Habitat for Humanity homes; six Home Ownership a Street at a Time (HOST) homes, and 10 market-rate houses. An Albina Head Start facility in planned to serve infants and pre-schoolers beginning in the fall of 2004.
    (Credit to: https://piedmontneighborhood.com/piedmont-neighborhood/)

  4. 597 N. Dekum Street, Portland 97217

    On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:03 AM, Vintage Portland wrote:

    > Vintage Portland posted: “The House of Good Shepherd and St. Rose > Industrial School building, 1939. Can anyone tell us where this building > was located? View this image in Efiles by clicking here.” >

  5. It is now named Rosemont Court. Low income apartments for 55 and older.

    Rosemont Commons are the recent homes built around it that are rentals.

  6. According to the website: http://gesswhoto.com/state-aided.html, The House of the Good Shepherd (aka St. Rose Industrial School) was located at 167 Dekum Avenue, Portland. The website went on to say:

    This institution for the care and training of wayward, delinquent and incorrigible girls, is also known as St. Rose industrial school. Girls may be committed to the institution by courts throughout the state, or may be placed by parents or lawful guardians through the child welfare commission.

    The school is a thoroughly modern, fireproof building and splendidly equipped in every department. The grounds comprise 10 acres with large playground and fruit orchard.

    Elementary instruction is given to those who have not finished the eighth grade, and a two-year high school commercial course to advanced pupils. The girls are also instructed in the various branches of plain and fine sewing, embroidery, music and domestic science. The daily schedule calls for five hours a day school-work; orchestra and a private practice of recreation. A registered nurse is in charge of the girls’ infirmary and pharmacy.

    At the present time, there are 106 girls enrolled in the school. Part of these are paid for by the state of Oregon at the rate of $16 a month, and a few are paid for at the same rate by parents and relatives. Another source of income is the community chest of Portland.

    The institution operates under the law, and under rules and regulations prescribed by the state board of health and child welfare commission.

  7. Used to walk by that building when I was a kid. Always thought it was kinda spooky. A friend of mine was a counselor there in the 90’s. One time he brought 4 or 5 of the girls to an AA meeting where 2 of them asked to use the bathroom down the hall and then disappeared out the door.

  8. I have friends who told me that St. Rose’s Home was the threat used by many Catholic parents to get a point to one of their girls. “You want to go live at St. Rose’s?” Oh yes it happened.

  9. If you look at this link below you will see the design of this St. Rose’s building and the Monastery of the Precious blood of Jesus on the east slopes of Mt. Tabor on SE 76th are very similar. Jacobberger and Smith were the architects of this 1926 building in Montavilla as the sisters named the village. Mt. Tabor Village. The sisters came from Canada and established the monastery and school. They were cloistered. Today it is a extended care facility for Alzheimer patients. Some of the most beautiful and largest stain glass is installed here that was created by Italian craftsmen. The painting of frescos and vines on the columns reminding one of being at church in Italy. Much was covered up by a modernization ordered by the mother superior following Vatican 2.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery_of_the_Precious_Blood

  10. @ Carol Clark — Re: parents threatening their daughters — according to the wonderful 39 page document Peg alerted us to, some girls were also placed there when their parents were considered “immoral!”

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