Stanger House open for its 150th anniversary

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The John Stanger House at 9215 S.E. Evergreen Highway in Vancouver will open its doors to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

The Stanger House is Clark County’s oldest privately built residence still at its original location. It was built in 1867 and is a rare example of pioneer plank construction. The house was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

The property, a 9-acre parcel of land, is now the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum.

“The 150th anniversary event will be the next chapter in this precious house’s story as we continue to develop the means to carry it and the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum forward into the future,” said MarCine Miles, president of the board that oversees the Stanger House. Friends of the Stanger House, a dedicated group of volunteers, has been working for years to restore the house.

The Sunday event will include tours of the house and property, refreshments and short presentations including a historical perspective from Brad Richardson, director of the Clark County Historical Society. The program will begin at 2 p.m.