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William & Harriet van Schuyver Mansion, at: 245 North Twenty-Fifth Street, was finished in 1909 for an estimated $35,000. William JAMES van Schuyver moved to Portland in 1860. In 1864 he went into the wholesale liquor business as W.J. van Schuyver & CO., becoming one of the leading whiskey distributors on the Pacific Coast, at: 63 Front Street. In 1865 William married Harriet Angell van Schuyver. On January 7, 1909 William James van Schuyver died suddenly at age 74 just before his new Mansion was ready for occupancy. He died at his home close by at: 835 Lovejoy St. (now: 2487 N.W. Lovejoy St. Home still standing). Imported draperies, hangings and carpets had already been installed at the new Mansion at a cost of $6,000. On February 13, 1909 it was announced the Mansion was purchased in cash by George Frederick Sanborn for $50,000. He and his brother A.W. Sanborn had formed the Sanborn CO., a lumber & timber concern. In 1896 G.F. Sanborn married Mayme Slattery Sanborn. On December 5, 1912 Harriet Angell van Schuyver died at age 71. In 1932 the address changed to: 1111 N.W. 25th Ave. On April 17, 1943 George Frederick Sanborn died at age 72. In January 1950 the Mansion became Finley’s Rest Home. Then Stewart’s Nursing Home. In March 1960 it became Allison Nursing Home. By 1979 it had become Hill House, part of the Gutman rehabilitation program. In September 1979 the Mansion was renovated into a condominium called the Sanborn House and it still is today.” – Source: Craig Addams, Dead Memories Portland.