Oregonian photograph of Allison Henry Dean circa 1977. Photo is available from HistoricImages on ebay. Two clippings on back of photo read (see below):
“Allison Dean is a tall, courtly gentleman with a gracious manner that suggests the model Southern gentleman, owner of a stately ante-bellum mansion. However, he isn’t from the South. He was born 80 years ago last Feb.2, in Scituate Harbor, Mass., 10 miles from Boston, and grew up on a homestead on the plains of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been selling homes in…” Dated June 27, 1977.
“Allison Henry Dean, 86, a Portland Realtor, land developer and home builder, died Aug. 26 in a Portland nursing home. Memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.” Dated Sept. 3, 1983.
From PortlandMaps.com, Allison Dean is Listed as the home owner on Plumbing Inspections (in the historical permits tab) for the following homes. The permits look like this:
2246 SW Humphrey Park Road
2256 SW Humphrey Park Road
2260 SW Humphrey Park Road
5019 SW Humphrey Park Road
Thoughtfully updated, well-designed, well-built Allison Dean home in wonderfully peaceful, natural, private setting. Large, abundant windows. Tall ceilings and open main floor layout. Great flow ideal for entertaining. Finished, daylight lower level perfect for kids and guests. Updated t/o with classic, contemporary finishes, plus windows, furnace, electrical, and more.
House description and photos from RedFin.
4 beds 3 baths 3,369 sq ft
Only one photo on this one, but there’s a small description:
Lovingly cared for Allison Dean built home. First time on the market in 42 yrs. Three wood burning fireplaces. Large elegant rooms. Master on main level. Family room, dining and kitchen with covered porch. Views of Sylvan. On one of the most beautiful streets in Portland Heights.
Listing Courtesy of rmls / Premiere Property Group, LLC
2260 SW HUMPHREY PARK RD Portland, OR 97221
Listing Courtesy of rmls / Portland Modern
4723 SW HUMPHREY CT Portland, OR 97221
BUILT: 1957; SQ FT: 3,693; BATHS: 3; BEDS: 3
Text below is from PortlandModern.com. See listing here.
Location, location, location
This home is located in the lush Southwest Hills neighborhood just off of Humphrey Blvd. The tree lined streets and sloping hills offer a serene quiet setting close to downtown. This was one of the many houses that Allison Dean developed in the neighborhood. Dean seemed an interesting personage. He was a real estate agent and developer who seemed to be forward looking in many ways. We’ve mentioned his interest in story snippet here (BTW we have a small update to that snippet coming up soon), did some other small houses using minimal construction techniques with a mid-century modern flavor, and it appears he handled a resale of the Jan De Graf house which is Portland’s only home designed by Richard Neutra (Van Evera Bailey was the local supervising architect for the project). Dean was an amateur actor active in the Portland theater scene and also a writer.
These houses he built in the Southwest Hills area are of a more conventional order in terms of design and construction techniques. And they are substantial in size and amenities. This home was purchased during development by the brick supplier for Dean’s development, Albert Shinnerer, which might explain the beautiful and massive brick fireplace wall in the living room. The Shinnerers had architect Marvin Witt do some alterations in 1966.
The main level features high vaulted living room with a floor to ceiling window wall. The natural wood ceiling fills the space with an even warm light. The large and open kitchen has an eating area connected to the expansive wrap around deck. Three bedrooms are on the main level, the master with its own bath and deck.
The lower level is daylight with high ceilings, a full bathroom, laundry room and two large undeveloped spaces with a fireplace and multiple doors to the outside. The lower level offers a perfect canvas for someone to come in and dramatically add to the homes living spaces.