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Over 70 Attend FHFG Summer Picnic 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017 dawned clear and bright, continuing a string of perfect “Oregon Summer” days. Soon Alvin Smith’s House was buzzing with workers setting the stage for the annual Friends of Historic Forest Grove Picnic. Inside and out, preparations went on with...

AT Smith House Selected by Restore Oregon

AT Smith House Chosen by Restore Oregon as one of the fifteen most endangered historic sites in Oregon for 2016 FHFG is tremendously excited and proud to announce that the AT Smith House was chosen by Restore Oregon as one of the fifteen most endangered historic sites...

FHFG Response to Zoning Issues for Cement Plant

Click here to read FHFG response to the zoning request for the cement plant adjacent to the AT Smith house. Free (Acrobat Reader is required.) About Skip BuhlerSkip is the secretary of FHFG. I have been interested in Forest Grove's history since moving here ca. 2007...

AT Smith Committee May 2015 Update

Things are moving ahead with the restoration process for the A. T. Smith house. One of the main decisions made by the committee was to move forward with the removal of the south side addition known as the “mud room.” The stability of the house is being compromised by...

Things are Moving Ahead!

Before last week, if you were to stand at the front door of the Alvin and Abigail Smith house and look east toward Mt. Hood, your vision would have been obstructed by the rather large pile of rubble blocking your view. That is no longer the case! Forest Grove Parks...