Grover House

Helix, Oregon Historical Walking Tour

Grover House

Helix, Oregon 97835, United States

Created By: Lorin Kubishta


Prominently visible in all of the old Helix panorama photos, the Grover House was initially owned by the Dale family. The house is among the oldest buildings in the city and still serves as a private residence.

With a barn next to the house, Elmer and Jennie Dale owned and operated the Helix Dairy out of this property. The house is often referred to as the old Helix Hospital, but probably never really served in that capacity. More likely, the house served as an overflow for patients during the deadly flu pandemic of 1918 and 1919. Dr. Griswold and Dr. McKinney’s office would most likely have been much too small to house the large numbers of people who would have come down with the flu at that time.

Later, the Grover family acquired the property and made it their home for many decades. The large home was equipped with many modern amenities, including indoor plumbing, telephone service, and electrical service.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Helix, Oregon Historical Walking Tour


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