[Waverly] Baby Home. One of the more interesting examples of Ocobock’s generosity came in 1915 – the Oregonian mentions Ocobock giving $50 (equivalent of nearly $500 in 2016) to a streetcar conductor for his courteous service. That conductor, Gus Magendanz, was none other than the great-uncle of AHC curator Doug Magedanz!
Image Source: The Oregonian June 15, 1915
At some point we have to ask ourselves, what will be left that reminds us we’re still in Portland? The loss of the last Ocobock House in Portland, will not only waste quality architecture and building materials, it will also leave us with a void in the story of how Portland, especially on the east side of town, developed in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.