Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Grant House
—Oﬃcers Row —
Called the Grant House, it was never the residence of its namesake, though Ulysses S. Grant did serve as a quartermaster at Fort Vancouver from 1852 to 1853. It was the residence of several significant commanders, including John S. Hathaway, William W. Loring, Philip Kearney, B.L.E. Bonneville, Gabriel J. Rains, and George Wright.
In a letter written to his wife in January of 1853, Ulysses, S. Grant describes the structures on Officers Row as: “…what are called temporary buildings…having been put up in great haste with round and green logs, floors of rough green plank. They are very cold at present but they will be made comfortable next summer.”
The following year, Lieutenant Colonel B.L.E. Bonneville commented that the post commander’s quarters still required improvement: ”The quarters occupied by the Comdg Officer… should be papered inside in order to render them comfortable in the winter.” The quarters remained uncomfortable until the early 1860s when the log walls
Erected by Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
Location. 45° 37.677′ N, 122° 39.601′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is on E. Evergreen Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers Row (a few steps from this marker); Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marshall House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Officers Row (about 800 feet away); Cannon Replica Project (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Japanese on the North American Continent (approx. 0.2 miles away); The O. O. Howard House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,677 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on June 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 8. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of the original walls viewable from inside the Grant House. • Can you help?