Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Covington House, Vancouver, Washington"
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Image, 2017, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Covington House, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 24, 2017.

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Covington House ...
The "Covington House" is a log home built by Richard Covington in 1846. Originally located in the Orchards area, it was moved log by log in 1926.

"Anne and Richard Covington came to Fort Vancouver to teach children of the Hudson's Bay employees. Built in the late 1840s this log cabin was once the social and educational hub of the growing community in Vancouver. The Covington's bought the first piano from England to the Pacific Northwest in order to teach children music. ... In 1926, the cabin was moved from its original location in Orchards to its current location on Main Street. This move was accomplished through a joint effort of the Clark County Historical Society (then called the Fort Vancouver Historical Society) and the Vancouver Women's Club. The cabin was meticulously disassembled, numbered and reassembled. After it was reconstructed, the Vancouver Women's Club managed the cabin which is owned by the City of Vancouver."

The Covington House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 (Architecture #72001268).

"A cabin, large by 1846 standards, of hewn logs. It is a rectangle in plan with a wing to the rear. It has a simple gable roof with cedar shakes. The gable end walls are clapboards and a large chimney rises at one end. The chimney is laid up of the round stones and boulders like those cleared from the fields or gathered from the creek beds. ..."

"Covington House located at 4208 Main Street is the oldest house in the State of Washington. It was built of logs in 1846 by Richard Covington of the Hudson's Bay Company in the Orchards area about 5 miles east of Vancouver. Through efforts of the Fort Vancouver Historical Society members it was moved log by log to Leverich Park in 1926. ..."

Source:    U.S. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, 1972, #72001268.

Fort Sevastopool ...

Vancouver Tapestry ...
During the last week in August 2017, a 108-foot-long, 28-inch high tapestry was on display at the Vancouver Barracks. This 70-panel tapestry, finished in 2005, depicts the history of Vancouver, Washington. Panel 45 is the Covington House.

Image, 2017, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Detail, Panel 45, Covington House. Vancouver Tapestry, Vancouver Barracks, Fort Vancouver, Washington. Image taken August 24, 2017.

From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
September 2017