I needed one more post for this week and wasn't very inspired, so I closed my eyes and slid the slider. This is what came up. Not bad!
In the very early days of HHR I posted this image from the July 4, 1916 celebration showing a fire department hose fight. I suspect this is from the same era, maybe even the same day. This image looks like a low resolution reproduction, but it's still fun, especially for an image chosen at random. I figured I would get one of Alva Day's images of a broken power pole!
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Looks like that water is headed right into the open window of that house. No doubt just the angle of the photo.
Charlott on 3rd April 2020 @ 7:24am
Yes it is a happy “smile” photo. Like Charlotte, I worry a bit about that window.
L.E. on 3rd April 2020 @ 7:31am
Can you pinpoint the intersection? State Street?
Will on 3rd April 2020 @ 9:40am
I see from the earlier pic that its likely Cascade.
Will on 3rd April 2020 @ 9:43am
Will, I'm not positive this is the same hose fight as the earlier one, and I'm also not 100% sure Arline Moore was right about the earlier ID of Cascade. The fire station was on 4th just below State. It would take a bit of study to be sure if this was State, Oak, or Cascade.
ArthurB on 3rd April 2020 @ 10:43am
Arthur, I concur with the comment from Will. It is 5th and Cascade Ave.
Hood River Glacier, July 6, 1916, page 1
...members of the hose companies of the Volunteer fire department participated in races on Cascade avenue...
Sanborn map Hood+River+June+-1916+Sheet+5.pdf - Corner of 5th and Cascade.
Visible at the right margin of the photograph is a home at 410 Cascade whose outline partially matches the home on the Sanborn map.
In the background there are sizeable buildings from the center of the photograph to the left margin that may belong to Stanley-Smith Lumber company buildings on 6th street.
Referencing photo #83, there is a house on the SW corner of 5th and Cascade (501 Cascade) whose outline matches the house on the Sanborn map.
There is a home shown at 504 Cascade which does not appear in the photo.
I ruled out State and Oak streets out as locations due to the large number of houses stretching west from 4th street.
LMH on 4th April 2020 @ 11:10pm
Thanks for doing my homework, LMH!
ArthurB on 4th April 2020 @ 11:19pm