24. Grant House
Sheltering trees and fountain
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||Lee & Connie Kearney
| Grant House was the first officer's house built on Officers Row. It's a large three-story log structure finished with planks. It has balconies top and bottom, and once had a fountain and pond in the front. The water feature was later removed because some soldiers were fond of jumping off the second floor balcony into the pond after they had imbibed a little too much at the officers’ club located in the Grant House.
Several officers who served at Fort Vancouver early in their careers later attained the rank of General during the Civil War. Among these were Ulysses S. Grant and Philip H. Sheridan. The Grant House was named for General Grant after he became President. The greeting in the top border is German.