Business in the Heights apparently wasn't doing so well for J. T. Holman in 1907. He was "closing out at cost" and another sign in the window says "This property for sale." He seems to be selling gloves, potatoes, lanterns, rope, and belts. Signs advertise McConnon's Remedies and New Departure Coaster Brakes. I especially like the barefoot boy in front of the shoe repair sign.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
His name was James Taylor Holman, a native of Missouri who came to Hood River. His wife's name was Luticia and they had children: William, Calvin, Edgar, Tony, Grace and one other.
He remained in Hood River where he died in 1921.
I am wondering if that building to left is not Henderson Furniture.
Charlott on 21st May 2015 @ 7:10am
It rather appears that he was a "jack of all trades". He was from Neosha, Missouri where he had been a black smith. Next we find him in 1900, a shoemaker in Hood River, living on Oak Street. From there up to The Heights and the store where he and his family lived upstairs. Either he sold that store of changed trades as in 1910 he was operating a meat market. Eventually him and his wife Luticia moved to Gervais where they lived with one of their daughters.
Charlott on 21st May 2015 @ 7:19am
Charlott, you simply amaze me of your local knowledge.
Dan on 21st May 2015 @ 7:54am
Looks like cows in the field behind?
You sure can see how disastrous a fire would be in a town moving from one building to the next.
L.E. on 21st May 2015 @ 8:12am
I especially like it when a Pine Grove photo opens up. I know we will get all kinds of "inside", information from Charlott.
L.E. on 21st May 2015 @ 8:24am
I am surprised to see a fire escape on the side of the shop. I wouldn't have expected to see such outside of large cities at the time. Would it have been a code requirement at the time or just something one did voluntarily? You can certainly see why towns of that era went up in smoke so easily.
New Departure is still an active brand name today.
Longshot on 21st May 2015 @ 8:44am