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Albert M. Munger House

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Albert Munger was the Vancouver-Portland ferry's chief engineer from 1897 to 1917.

Built

Circa ~ 1926

Address

112 W. 28th St., Vancouver
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Open to public?

No.

 

Albert M. Munger House

 

     

The Munger house is a 2.5 story, frame Prairie/Craftsman style home, sometimes called a Foursquare, with a low pitched hipped roof and a large front porch. The walls are finished with lap wood siding, while the third floor dormers are wood shingled. The chimney is brick and the roof is asphalt shingles. The first floor interior reflects arts and craft style in the built-ins and room dividers.

The house is located in the Carter Park neighborhood, a middle class area with trees on the residential side of the street. The house sits on an oversized lot which also houses a double car garage and accessory dwelling unit. The house fronts on West 28th Street with a concrete retaining wall that at some point replaced the original masonry wall.  Behind the house is a landscaped yard with a new pergola built in the arts and crafts style. There are two detached garages that are not original to the house, one of which echoes the house exterior. They were built in the 1980s and late 1990s respectively. 

Albert M. Munger
This house has significance due to its original owner, Albert M. Munger. When Albert M. Munger died, his death announcement was featured on the front page of the Columbian newspaper. According to the article, Mr. Munger was “very widely known in Vancouver.  He was chief engineer on the Vancouver-Portland ferry from 1897 until 1917.”  Previous to that time he was on the Stark Street Ferry in Portland.  He also served on river steamers between Portland and Cascade Locks.

  • Listed on the Clark County Heritage Register in 2007.
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