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The Waller House
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- Gourmet Kitchen
- Living room
- 2 Car Garage
- Driveway - Paved
- Fenced Yard
- Sprinkler System
- Wood floors
- Gas heating
- Water Heater - Electric
- Custom Thermal Period Drapes
- Dual Living Possibilities!
- Gas Forced Air Heating
- Keyhole Entry; Restored By An Artisan Plasterer
- Period Lighting
- Some Milgard Repoduction Windows w/ New & Restored Hardware
- Some New Wiring;Wired For Surround Sound, Computer, TV & Video
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This Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,326 Sq Ft Home Features Significant Asymmetrical Architecture. There's An Enclosed, Lighted Porch w/ Vintage Handles Leading To The 1930's "Lovebirds Peephole" Style Front Door. Upon Entering, You'll Be Greeted w/ Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring, Coved Ceilings, Arched Doorways & So Much More! A Keyhole Entry Leads To The Large Living Room Which Features An Art Deco, Copper Hammered Fireplace Front; One Of Only Two In the State! The Dining Room Features The Original Hand-Hewn Light Fixture! The Gourmet Kitchen Has Been Updated w/ Marble & Butcher Block Counter Tops, White Cabinetry, Cherry Laminate Flooring, New Appliances, A Prep Sink, Thermador Cook Top & A Built-In Oven. The Utility Room Features Delightful Views Of The Backyard, Built-In Appliances, A Marble Counter Top & A Laundry Chute. Upstairs, The Master Bedroom Speaks Of A Woman's Touch; Which Was Unusual For This Period Of Home. You'll Find Department Store Dressing Mirrors & His & Hers Walk-In Closets!
Updated Include: Plumbing, Electrical, Some Windows, Sheetrock & Wall Finishing, Updated Bathroom In 1930's Style, & A New, Tile Bedroom & Bathroom w/ Radiant Floor Heating In The Basement. There Is Another Room Waiting To Be Finished ( Not Included In The Sq Ft) That Could Be A Kitchen, Bedroom, Office, etc.
Located On A .15 Acre Lot, You'll Find Woodland Syle Shade Garden Landscaping Throughout The Fully Fenced & Walled Yard. The Garden Gate Has Matching "Lovebirds Peephole" Styling. There's A Large Patio, Two Fountains, Old Style Lighting, Pole Night Lights & A Hand Forged Trellis.
History Of The Waller Home
Built in 1935, this wonderful home was a honeymoon present from Mr. Sternberg to his beloved daughter. Mr. Sternberg was a merchant, owning a local mercantile & leather goods store. The vacant land was purchased from Percy I. Young, Vice President of The First National Bank.
Carroll & Lolitta Waller lived in the home until 1946. Mr. Waller repaired radios & had a sound truck business. He advertised different products by broadcasting from speakers in his truck while driving around the city. He was also the announcer for the high school football team; broadcasting games over his truck’s sound system. Lolitta was involved in the American Red Cross & fundraised for WWII troops.
In 1946, The Luper family purchased the home. They were a musical family. They owned Albany’s first music store & Mr. Luper taught music at Albany High School.
Another family of interest were the Finley family. They were musical too. Also Jo Masonhall, a music teacher, lived in the home in the 1990’s.
On March 18,1995, the home was featured in The House Next Door: Presented by the Historic Preservation League Of Oregon & Rejuvenation Inc. as part of the Winter Lecture Series Home Tour.
Archived in February, 2013
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