Above: 50th Anniversary of the Ryderwood Post Office which is still in service today. This award is posted inside the Post Office.
Above: Senior Estates letterhead; Second: Col. Wm. F. Brandt and his wife, Grace, standing in front of Superintendent's House, 215 Jackson.
Senior Estates and Beyond
Senior Estates in the news! The top left and bottom photos are from a Collier's magazine multi-page spread dated 1-8-1954 . The TIME magazine article appeared in the Real Estate section (not front page) of the 5-4-1953 issue. Note: There is no evidence that the health clinic or small factory mentioned in the TIME article ever existed.
Examples of before and after renovations of the old homes, 1953. Click to enlarge. Courtesy of the Cowlitz Historical Museum.
Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page from the RHP private collection.
First: Retirees built a 6-acre Lake that was dedicated by then-Governor Langley Governor on 6-26-1955. Click blue button to read entire article. Second: title and date are self-explanatory. Third: An article dated only 1960 mentions not only the Church but the remodeling of the Social (i.e. Community) Hall. All clippings appear to be from the Longview Daily News.
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