Hood River's first high school was located on the spot where the May Street Elementary School currently sits. It must have been a huge source of community pride when it was built in 1908, as this postcard demonstrates.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Tags: 1910s Hood_River_High_School May_Street postcard school
Arthur.....I was looking for the steps, to see if they were wood or concrete.
The photo http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=55 is not included in the HR High School tag.
Apparently the steps in the front were wider than the side steps. The football team in photo #55 barely fits on the steps, while photo #155 shows a large portion of the student body.
Beautiful school. I wonder if the bricks were from the HR brick yard?
l.e. on 18th February 2015 @ 8:01am
What word or words are written across the top of the school.
Buzz on 18th February 2015 @ 8:39am
The words along the cornice are names of famous figure of history. The west side says "Napier" and "Agrippa". North side includes "Homer" (not Simpson). I'm sure we have clearer images of the other sides somewhere but they're not popping up in the database.
Arthur on 18th February 2015 @ 9:26am
I was in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in this building in the 1950's. One kind of odd thing about this school building--it had a centerline painted in the middle of the hallway (like a road). When traveling from class to class, you were supposed to stay on the right hand side of the road (hall).
Bill Seaton on 18th February 2015 @ 10:57am
Laughed over line in center of hall but totally remember that. Also remember the "sock hops" in the gym during noon hour when snow kept everyone indoors. I don't recall having '"snow days" in the 40's and 50's.
cg on 18th February 2015 @ 3:24pm
Must have been a bit difficult to hang the flag each day......interesting how we each remember different things....no memory of the traffic divider but a good idea. Agreed, the HR folk must have been proud of accomplishing this.
arlen sheldrake on 18th February 2015 @ 4:23pm
My Mother went here her freshmen year, then over to the new school for the rest of her high school years, class of 37. I lived only 2 blocks away, but don't remember the building despite being 5 or 6 when it was replaced with the current building.
Jim Gray on 18th February 2015 @ 5:36pm
Are there pictures of Park Street School. I don't remember seeing any.
Bill Seaton on 19th February 2015 @ 6:51pm
Looks a lot like the HS I graduated from in ND..it was on a slope, so the CCC built a 'rip rap' of many stones to support it. To reach the school, we had the choice of walking up a hill or up many cement steps. The building still stands in my hometown-Beulah-and is now converted to Senior apartments. They left some of the 'cool' features intact when remodeling, with historic plaques-very special to those of us who learned in those rooms. It was grade 1-12. [No kindergarten in those days]
Sharon on 20th February 2015 @ 9:43pm
Hood River Glacier of November 12, 1908 has an article about the New High School About Completed"
Jeffrey Bryant on 8th April 2015 @ 8:52pm
Now that’s a school! Beautiful brick, classic design. Architect was Paul Milton Hall-Lewis. Lived in HR from 1905 ot 1909. Practiced and lived all over Oregon from 1903 to 1931. Designed residences, churches and schools
Ellen on 9th April 2015 @ 5:32pm
Dedication of new High School, November 26, 1908 Hood River Glacier:
Jeffrey Bryant on 11th April 2015 @ 4:04pm
From Henry C Meyer 1906 Engineering Record...
under SCHOOLS:...Hood River, Ore---It is stated that the erection of a $40,000 high school is under consideration. C. H. Vaughan is Secy, of the Com. having the matter in charge.
L.E. on 20th November 2015 @ 6:40am
Why can't they leave one of these old buildings as original? Everything beautiful, they destroy or replace with some modern piece of crap. We really are fools!
Christopher on 20th July 2021 @ 6:37pm