History: This Craftsman Bungalow was built in 1906-1910 by banker and real estate developer Oscar Mindrup. Its most famous occupant was Hollywood legend Ginger Rogers. Ginger was born in this home on July 16, 1911.
The owners, Gene and Marge Padgitt, restored the home and re imagined it as a vacation rental and a tribute to Lela and Ginger Rogers. The home is open for group tours by appointment from April 1 - September 30. annually.
Lela Owens-Rogers worked nearby as a stenographer. She then became a newspaper writer for the theater, and later, a scriptwriter for Vaudeville, and a Hollywood screenwriter and producer. Lela was an amazing woman, as she also served as Ginger Rogers manager and agent.
Ginger Rogers was an extremely talented actor, singer, and dancer. She made 73 films, and starred in 10 with Fred Astaire. She starred on Broadway and in London, and in her traveling "Ginger Rogers Show". Ginger was also a talented artist and tennis player. She owned a ranch in Oregon, and raised dairy cattle.
The Owens-Rogers House is dedicated to both of these amazing women.