The Robert Inman House
Sometimes no matter how hard you struggle to keep up with the house the whole place starts falling to pieces.  But the trouble with the great white mansion at the end of Portland, Oregon's Ross Island Bridge was not the upkeep. The house, which was built around the turn of the century by Robert Inman, one of Portland's early lumber barons, had been vacant in recent years. Then a dairy nearby bought the property for a parking lot. Wreckers came along and hitched cables to the brick foundation of the house, pulled it down at one side with a tractor. By then it was quitting time and the workmen went off. When Photographer Dick Farris happened by early that evening the house was sitting there in a magnificent tumble.