Currently the Kinney family home is on the market and looking for it’s next steward….The Dutch Colonial home was built in approximately 1912, and is filled with original wood trim, and beautiful wood floors with inlays. The original front door is there to welcome you, imagine all who have passed through that door…
Senator Kinney became active in her community after her husbands passing, and soon was encouraged by both men and women to engage in politics, and that she did! Her home office is on the second floor of this home, with bold fir trim and a beautiful view of the valley. Mary became a Justice of the Peace in 1916, and in 1923 became Oregon’s first woman Senator.
Senator Kinney understood the natural resource economy locally, and the impact it had globally with her interest in Ports, and commerce. She was a strong supporter legislatively for reforestation, and did much work to make sure legislation assuring reforestation of our local forests occurred. Further Senator Kinney was a leader in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, this year 2012 is the Centennial year for that important movement-resulting in women’s right to vote.
Other notable work of Senator Kinney is that she introduced legislation, and lobbied her colleagues in the Oregon legislature to grant women the right to serve on Juries in our State, she served two consecutive terms in the Oregon legislature. She felt that men and women should serve with “brains & honor”.
This home awaits a buyer who has an appreciation for history, and the craftsmanship, and hard work that went into building this historical gem. It represents much more than just a house with it’s hand laid rock walls, extensive wood work, and character. It has been said that it was Senator Kinney’s favorite place to be among her flowers, garden, and farm. Think about making it yours….
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This property is co-listed by
Ann Samuelson of Atwater Real Estate
Karen Radditz of Larry Martin Realty.