Bordeaux, WA circa 1910

The old logging and mill town of Bordeaux, WA ceased to exist in 1942. All that is left in 2008 is what you see in the photos in this album.

  • ForgottenPlacesPhotography 5y

    this place was amazing, I just traveled there last weekend on a sunny day and got some great shots.
  • webduckie 5y

    Wonderful! I am so happy you like the area too. I know when my uncle was there he was "seeing" the town as it was. Did you get to tramp around and see all the old brick buildings and such too? So much is hidden from sight unless you go up on the hill and across the stream.
  • ForgottenPlacesPhotography 5y

    Yes, i have a set called Bordeaux. There is not much left at all and across the street there is another structure but the owners get mad if you go on their property so I only got road shots of that, but still it was a great place to explore and seeing what it used to be brings it to life for me. :-)
  • webduckie 5y

    The house across the street is the old Bordeaux house. It used to be owned by Curt Cobain and Courtney Love, but she may have lost the property in bankruptcy some years ago. My dad's step mother used to work as the housekeeper for the Wilfred Bordeaux family during the time Wilfred was alive. There is another large house to the left in the picture above that my mom's Moline family lived in from about 1933 to 1941. My mom was born in 1923, so she grew up in the town, as did my dad.
  • stefan.samuelson 4y

    This is so interesting to see - My family owned the Bordeaux house for several years in the late 1980's and I lived there that entire time. We sold it to another couple who apparently sold it to Courtney Love (totally bizarre turn of events, if you ask me). When I was living there the structures remaining were the main house, the schoolteachers' cottage, the schoolhouse, a structure we used as a garage that I think had been a barn or a firehouse, and the decrepit brick tower you're talking about that was across the road where the land was marshy. I used to walk through the woods and find strangely flat patches... telltale signs that a house or other building had stood there. We'd dig down and find bottles, jars, utensils, etc. As for the schoolhouse, it was still in pretty good condition except the bell was gone (we were told it had been sold for metal scrap in WWII). All in all, it was a very cool place to live. My dog is buried there under the big oak tree at the bottom of the hill. Ahhhhh, Bordeaux... thanks for posting this picture!
  • webduckie 4y

    stefan.samuelson Stefan, if you are at all interested, I have a MyFamily site (it's FREE) about Old Bordeaux Washington. There are more pictures on there, and you can feel free to leave comments, add photos,etc. if you would like. You are more than welcome to just visit the site and take a look around. If you feel comfortable sharing your email address with me I can send you an invitation. Thanks so much for your comment about the house and town.
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Taken sometime in 1910
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