For many years the steeple of the United Brethren Church at 6th and Oak was a distinctive part of Hood River's skyline. The church was located on the NE corner, which now holds the Oaks apartment building.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Nice Steeple ...When did this church disappear(did it burn down?) I wish it were still part of HRiver's skyline! Dates, anyone have dates of destruction of this simple beauty!
James Holloway on 29th December 2014 @ 8:49am
Amazing construction, quite a feat working from the ground up without the large cranes of today.
Kenn on 29th December 2014 @ 9:05am
This church appears in the 1916 Sanborn map but not in the 1928 map. The 1916 map lists the spire at 50', though the 1909 map says it is 75'. 1902 and 1905 map have it at 70'.
Arthur on 29th December 2014 @ 9:44am
Don't know too much about this particular church. I do know that in the 1880's they owned a portion of what is now Mountain View Cemetery.
Charlott on 29th December 2014 @ 10:56am
Assuming that the entry doors are a pretty standard 7' high, then indeed the little ball on top of the spire is right at 70' high from floor level of the front porch.
Bill Seaton on 29th December 2014 @ 11:26am
What a beauty! And it appears to have a second floor eave amongst the tree limbs, and a basement or considerable space with a north side entrance. May be to take in wood for the furnace.
nels on 29th December 2014 @ 12:05pm
Charlott gives a good discussion about this church at this photo.
l.e. on 29th December 2014 @ 6:56pm
Where the gables come down against the walls of the tower/steeple, I wonder how they ever kept that from leaking. That would be hard enough to do with all the roofing products available to us today.
Longshot on 29th December 2014 @ 10:50pm
I have found today in my great-great grandma's personal Bible a church bulletin in nearly perfect condition from this church, dated January 1908 (it was folded in half, so there is only the crease). Naturally, after locating this, I was curious to see if this church still existed so that I could share this with them. If there is any sort of museum which would like this bulletin, I'd gladly submit it, as I'm certain that she'd like that to be so. The congregation was a great support to her husband during his final years. His funeral service was held in this church in January 1908, and he's buried nearby there in Hood River as well. If the curator of this website could please contact me about any information of who to submit the bulletin to, I'd appreciate it. Thank you!
Amy on 1st May 2015 @ 6:34pm