Stone House?

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Stone House?

Post by DannyH » January 29th, 2012, 8:55 am

This Saturday my Dad and I visited the Stone House on Highway 14 near Beacon Rock. We followed the directions in Scott Cook's "Curious Gorge."

Does anyone know the history of this beautiful site? Someone a long time ago put A LOT of work into that building. Was it a house? Inn? Homestead? There are so many questions to ask about it.
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Post by hikin_mike1960 » February 1st, 2012, 12:41 pm

That is really cool. How would one get there. It would make a great place for a photo shoot. thanks
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Post by Don Nelsen » February 1st, 2012, 3:34 pm

I've wondered about that building too and don't know it's history. My guess is that it was some sort of roadhouse/restaurant in the early days of the original hwy14. It has an oversized area that appears to have been a pantry and also a very large kitchen area for that size of building. I'm guessing that based on what remains of the plumbing. A few miles west, there is a twin stone house that is now a residence (and may always have been - don't know)

Location: A little to the east of the junction of SR 14 and Franz Rd. about MP 32.

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Post by hikin_mike1960 » February 3rd, 2012, 7:51 am

Thanks for the info. I will go check it out.
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Post by Ringo » January 1st, 2019, 8:15 pm

Page two of that document specifies who built the stone house in case anyone was still curious.
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Post by bobcat » January 2nd, 2019, 8:10 pm

Many thanks, Ringo. There's been a lot of speculation about whom that house belonged to. It definitely wasn't Nellie Corser! Any idea about what Karl Pedersen did after he came back from WWI?

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Post by justpeachy » January 3rd, 2019, 7:05 am

That property is now part of Franz Lake Wildlife Refuge and I once wrote to them to ask if they knew anything about the place. Unfortunately they ignored my message and I never got a reply.
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Re: Stone House?

Post by DannyH » February 9th, 2019, 8:46 am

Thanks for posting that information Ringo! The hidden plain site places are always so interesting to me.
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Post by Ringo » February 15th, 2019, 7:20 pm

Not a problem! I had many questions about the house myself after visiting it and was more than happy to track down any information on it. I wish I had more information on Karl Pedersen for you all, but at this point I do not. I will post anything more I find on this feed as I get it though.

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