Missing Portrait of Captain Lass


O Captain! My Captain!

(with apologies to Walt Whitman)




The portrait measures 22” x 27” and is a painting of Captain Christian Lass.  It hung in the dining room of the house while Johanna Lass Hayes was in residence.  


However, the day the City took possession of the property, it was removed by Mr. Austen Warburton to be sent to San Francisco for restoration and cleaning.  Mr. Warburton died in 1995 and the portrait has been missing ever since ! 


Can you help us solve the mystery?


The Historic Preservation Society would love to track the painting down and restore it to a place of honor on the walls of the Harris Lass House.