This livery building was already a relic of a bygone era when it was photographed circa 1934. It was on First Street just below Oak. The Union Pacific communication aerial extends above the building. The Railway Express office is down the hill, just across from the train station. This spot is currently a parking lot behind Celilo Restaurant.
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arthur on 14th March 2011 @ 11:45am
These photos are awesome! The site works great, commentaries are outstanding. Great the way you juxtaposed, one day to next, the photo and image from 2nd and Oak. Thank you for this service.
Kirby Neumann-Rea on 31st March 2011 @ 3:53pm
Anyone notice the very unique architecture of the house on the far right. Looks adobe to me?
Connie on 4th April 2011 @ 2:58pm
In 1946, I lived in the Downing Bldg (which had been the Yasui Bldg) located behind the white building on the far right of this picture. By 1946, the Livery Building was gone, but the white building was still there and it was used as a rest room for the Texaco Service Station located above it on the corner of first & Oak.
Bill Seaton on 14th May 2011 @ 8:39pm
So right, restrooms for Elmer Kramer's service station......
Charlott on 12th June 2011 @ 7:21am
Just looked at this one again Arthur, the pickup pictured is newer than 1934, most likely in the fortys.
Jim Gray on 11th March 2012 @ 9:57am
Jim, the license plate is either 1934, 1936, or 1938-- I can't be sure exactly, but the layout only matches those three years.
Arthur on 11th March 2012 @ 4:17pm
i dont know anything about the buildings but i believe the pickup is a 38 or 39 ford that body style began in 38 and its wheels appear to be of the wide bolt pattern style which ended in 1939. i want to thank all who contribute. i enjoy this site.
brian murray on 30th March 2013 @ 6:27pm
Arthur....was this the Mountain Stage and Livery? The location sounds right.
From an 1899 Glacier article:
Messrs. Ferguson, Dukes & Wright, all old-time citizens, are the proprietors of the Mountain Stage and Livery Company. They have been associated together in business since the month of March last. The location of the spacious livery, sale and feed stable, is adjacent to the railroad depot and the boat landing and it is immediately across the street from the Mt. Hood hotel. They have ample stall room for the large business they are doing and special attention is given to commercial men and camping parties in season. A draying business is also carried on by this firm and teams can be fitted out for any purpose on short notice. Among the horses kept for livery purposes are fine roadsters for gentlemen's driving, gentle horses for ladies' driving an riding, fine carriage horses and gentlemen's riding horses. This stable is the place to hire a livery team, have your team taken care of, or you can buy or sell a horse here as quickly and satisfactorily as elsewhere. Careful drivers furnished, when desired.
l.e. on 17th April 2013 @ 8:22am
No, I think this was the Wm. Rand Livery. There was another livery on Cascade (N side) which matches the description you provided.
Arthur on 17th April 2013 @ 9:21am
From the June 8, 1889 HR Glacier:
"Mr. Robert Rand is laying the foundation for a barn on his lots fronting on Second street near Oak. The building will be put up at once and will be 30 by 50 feet."
l.e. on 14th January 2015 @ 3:01pm
The Hood River Glacier, December 29, 1894
Capt. J. H. Ferguson and M. F. Loy have bought the livery business of Wm. Rand.
Jeffrey Bryant on 1st February 2015 @ 9:17pm
The Hood River Glacier, March 9, 1895
M. F. Loy disposed of his interest in the livery business last Friday to O. B. Hartley. The latter in turn sold to H. F. Davidson the same day, and now the name of the livery firm is Ferguson & Davidson.
Jeffrey Bryant on 5th February 2015 @ 8:58pm