Early Family (1941-1950)

In 1941, Bob built this one bedroom cottage as a place for the family to live while he built the big house, and to see if his newly acquired masonry technique would work. But then war put a stop to everything for five years. Bob is thirty here, Betty twenty-eight, and Nancy three. I won't be born for two years.

Nancy looks at a model of the house she will grow up in.

Betty Anderson is shown with her mother and father in the summer of 1948. Nancy is nine and John (me) is five.

Following my father's example, twenty-nine years later I also designed and built a house using native materials (cedar) from a unique site. Click here to see it.