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General Oliver Otis Howard House

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General Oliver Otis Howard House

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750 Anderson St, Vancouver, WA 98661-3853
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Vancouver Station22 min
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RSNN wrote a review Jul 2017
Portland, Oregon6,401 contributions263 helpful votes
The Howard House was built in late 1879 in a mixture of Classical Revival and the Italianate style architecture. The house has a very low pitched roof, polygonal bay windows, and a wrap-around porch. The original occupant of this house was General Oliver Otis Howard. He had served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He had also taken part in the Nez Perce War between the Army and the Indians. And he also negotiated the treaty between the US Government and Chef Joseph. General Howard left the Vancouver Barracks in 1880 to take over as Superintendent of West Point. His replacement at Vancouver Barracks was General Nelson Miles, who also served during the Civil War. The first thing I noticed about the Howard House were the two cannons next to the house pointed east right down Evergreen Boulevard. Yeah, aimed at rest of the houses on Officers Row. I drove into the parking lot. Parked. And then walked over to get a closer look at the canons. The parking spaces here have a maximum time of four hours. Plenty of time for you to look over the Howard House and take a leisurely stroll around Officers Row. And some of the various other interesting things that Fort Vancouver has to offer. The Howard House had fallen into a state of disrepair over the years. It was restored to its former glory in 1998. The house does not appear to be open to the public for tours. You can, however, walk all around it the house and walk up on to the porch of this former home of the Department Commander of the Columbia. When General Howard lived in this house there were nine room on the main floor. And nine rooms on the upper floor. Today The Howard House is the Headquarter of The Fort Vancouver Trust. The house can be used to host meetings in the Conference Room. Celebrate small receptions on the Patio or the outdoor courtyard. For a rental fee based on time of day. There is a four hour minimum.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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aphrab wrote a review Jul 2017
hickory, nc408 contributions139 helpful votes
A valuable bit of information about racial relations, which the Howards promoted. Excellent view of the residential area.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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kumtux wrote a review Jun 2016
Vancouver, Washington490 contributions251 helpful votes
This one-armed Civil War General who had great sympathy for the southern slaves established Howard University in Washington as part of reconstruction. But Howard was also the cavalry Indian fighter who pursued Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce people across four states that ended just short of the Canadian border and freedom. He imprisoned Joseph, never allowing him to return to his beloved Willowas, yet befriended Joseph in their later years. The O. O. Howard house was his headquarters at Fort Vancouver, later becoming the NCO Club and eventually becoming the offices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as representatives for the Third Congressional District. As active offices, there is limited touring opportunity in the interior hallway of historic paintings, photos and documents. But you can stand on the front porch, close your eyes, and just imagine the keen-eyed, one-armed General.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Theresa A wrote a review Jul 2015
Vancouver, Washington609 contributions87 helpful votes
Although this gorgeous Victorian home located in the Fort Vancouver area, this home is no longer open for public viewing as it is now an office space.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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