This photo is of what is known as the Daniel B. Jarman House at the NW corner of High & Oak streets only a block from downtown Salem, Oregon. The area was once known as Gaiety Hill. Mr. Jarman was the retired branch manager of the J. C. Penney Store in Salem and lived in the house until 1938. The second owner was Louis Lachmund, President of the Capital Ice and Cold Storage Company for 20 years. The house was designed in 1929 by Beverly Hills architect G.C. McAlister and is of the Spanish Colonial Style. It occupies two sloping lots and the public entrance fronts on High Street to the east; the back has a private garden secluded from view by a high brick wall. The perimeter of the property is surrounded by a stepped brick wall painted white. The house itself is two stories and of white stuccoed-frame construction. It has a mission-tile roof with four massive stuccoed and tapered chimneys with red brick caps. Contributing to the many rooflines is a circular stair tower. Wall openings are unframed and unembellished. The fountain pool visible in the picture was removed in later years. A small concrete and tile-trimmed octagonal fountain pool is the center piece of the private garden in the rear, where there are also flagstone paths and boxwood hedges. The interior of the house has light plaster walls, solid wood ceiling rafters, wrought iron railings and gates, hardwood and ""Padre Quarry"" tile floors, and colorful ceramic tile accents. There are fireplaces in the reception hall and living room and corner fireplace in the den and billiards room. The house includes a butler's pantry and servants' dinette, and two maid's rooms and baths. The landscape plan was designed and carried out by Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, Oregon's first women landscape architects. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. The photo is from the Hugh Stryker Collection.
Salem, Oregon; Jarman (Daniel B.) House; High Street; Oak Street; Lachmund, Louis; McAlister, G.C.; Spanish Colonial style; stucco; circular stair tower; fountain pool; National Register of Historic Places; Lord, Elizabeth; Schryver, Edith; Gaiety Hill Historic District