Monday, April 19, 2010


Very weird Dragon Gate found outside home in Oak Grove.

I want to continue my collection of what I like to call "Oak Grove Gothic" a collection of photographs of the small and rather weird community I spent my childhood in.

6 Comments:

Blogger Leadership1 said...

Thomas,
I just discovered your photography and it is awesome! Thanks for sharing. By any chance, do you know where the dragon gate is located? I would like to try and track down the artist. Thank you, Moira @ teamleadership1@gmail.com

3:39 PM  
Blogger Thomas D. Rutter said...

This is on River Forest Drive though you have to look for it because it is at the end of a long driveway but visible from the street. I think the house was once owned by Will Vinton and the gate designed for him. I think.

5:28 PM  
Blogger CopperScaleDragon said...

Just curious, where is Oak Grove? What state/pert of the world. I would love to know more about these gates. They are awesome.

12:55 PM  
Blogger CopperScaleDragon said...

I was just curious about the gates. I would love to know more. Where is Oak Grove, what part of the country? Who lives in this home? That kind of thing.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Thomas D. Rutter said...

Oak Grove is South of Portland, Oregon a very old community that grew up around the first inter urban trolley line in the U.S. Powered by electricity generated at the Falls in Oregon City it was also the longest electrical transmission for it's time. I grew up in the area in the 1950's-1970's.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Thomas D. Rutter said...

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en

It's on River Forest Road you can explore the area using google maps and maybe you can find it. It's a beautiful area that I remember I used to love to ride my bike through it when I was a boy. I think the home was once owned by the claymation animator Will Vinton.

8:30 AM  

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