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In 1959, the Peter Kerr estate was given to the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Oregon and now serves as the offices of the Diocese of Oregon. As part of the agreement of the donation, the facility must remain open to the public. Some of the heirs of the estate of Peter Kerr remain active in planning and maintaining this beautiful garden.
The gardens created around the house are a reminder of what things were once like (the home was completed in 1916) among Portland's wealthy class in the early 1900s. Plants from all over the world are here.
A number of trails lead througout the facility.
A small chapel is located next to the house, and is in regular use by the staff of the church office. Views from the grounds, which overlook Elk Rock Island in the Willamette River, include Mt. Hood in the distance.
All photos as a part of this tip were taken in May, 2005.
Certain regulations apply. Please check the rules posted by the entrance. Pets and picnicing on the open grass are not allowed under most circumstances, for example. Unlike a regular park, this facility is, after all, is now intended to serve as a reminder of sacred things.
othercontact: 11800 SW Military Lane, Portland
Phone: (503) 636-5613
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