Our Prineville office sits in a quaint area of town, just a few blocks off the main road. The office prides itself on its comfortable setting. Friends and family members routinely stop by, and some type of dessert always seems to be baking in the oven. Every summer we host a party for the Crooked River Round-Up out of the Prineville house.
Street parking is available.
Prineville, founded in 1868 by Barney Prine, was incorporated in 1880 under the leadership of Monroe Hodges, and is the oldest incorporated town in Central Oregon. Prineville is located on the beautiful Crooked River and lies almost exactly in the center of Oregon.
Originally a ranching town, Prineville has never strayed far from its roots, although it had a large part to play in the growth of the Oregon timber industry. The rugged frontier mentality of Prineville has inspired many innovators over the last hundred and twenty years. For instance, Les Schwab Tires started in Prineville and expanded to a nation-wide chain. This spirit of entrepreneurship and self-reliance, passed down through the generations of Prineville citizens, inspires Jody Stahancyk, who was born and raised in Prineville.
The first view of the property is this photo taken in 1917. It shows a view of the house lot from the street. In the 1920s, Jody Stahancyk’s grandparents, Jozef and Anna Stahancyk, converted the property into apartments where many people lived under their ownership until they sold the house.
In the 1960s, Anna Stahancyk sold the house to her son Joe and a doctor by the name of Tom Matheson. They continued to house many boarders until a devastating fire destroyed the house and it was subsequently torn down. However, a few local citizens with the blessing of Joe Stahancyk salvaged some of the wood and other remnants.
The 1980s saw Jody Stahancyk and her sister new owners of the property, however, in the early 1990s they traded the property for land from their father, Joe.
The current structure was built in 1994 and is a gorgeous piece of modern craftsmanship that retains old charm. Many gatherings and events are held at the house annually, most notably Stahancyk, Kent & Hook’s rodeo party which is hosted every June and attracts hundreds of friends of the firm. The party coincides with the Crooked River Roundup.
With Joe’s passing in 2004, the Prineville location came under the wing of our Bend office. One can frequently find SK&H staff and attorneys working out of the Beaver Street house to serve the needs of the Prineville community.
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