Stories about Ohio's people, places, and events inspired by the Manuscripts Collections of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Mt. Hood: View from St. Helen's Hall in Portland, Oregon
This small painting, titled "View from St. Helen's Hall, Portland, Oregon" is dated October 1880. The artist is unknown. It is believed that during President Rutherford B. Hayes' Western Trip, he acquired the painting as a souvenir. St. Helen's Hall was the oldest Episcopal school founded west of the Rockies. Built in 1869, the school was initially located at 4th and Madison, the present site of Portland's city hall.