The boom in orchard development in the early 1900's created a need for realtors and attorneys to handle the transactions. We've met Florence Reed before, but here is her husband Albert, his father and partner Louis Reed, and either L.A. or J.L. Henderson. They had a one-stop shop with realty, legal, engineering, and insurance assistance all under one roof on Second Street in the Masonic Hall building.
The chalk board advertises, "For Rent: 9 room house on State Street just east of Court House. Country home with modern conveniences." I believe in this era the courthouse was in the old school building at roughly the same location as our current courthouse.
You can see the same spot in the 1940s and today in this post.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
The man on the left looks like he could be John L. Henderson.
I assume Albert Reed is the young man in the middle?
L.E. on 20th May 2015 @ 8:49am
One on left definitely appears to be John. First HR County surveyor. There is a fair amount of info about him at County Surveyor's office. Most of his old field books are there. Surveyed many of the additions of the time. Swam from The Dalles to HR. Spent days wandering around Lost Lake area. Eventually moved to Tillamook area.
spinsur on 20th May 2015 @ 4:52pm
Spinsur, Did your info say what day and month he did his swim? During the spring high water this wouldn't take long to cover that distance but the water would have been horribly cold, while in the fall the water would be warm but with little current to help one along.
Longshot on 20th May 2015 @ 7:31pm
Longshot, I've seen the comments, one actually says he swam upstream!, HR to TD. But I don't have it available to me right now to ascertain a date.
spinsur on 20th May 2015 @ 8:31pm
Before and after pictures such as this are great, thanks, they draw me back to Hood River for more visits.
Kenn on 21st May 2015 @ 6:50am
Note the street lighting - do I spy two bulbs ?
Steve r on 21st May 2015 @ 5:04pm
Any reason for the door handle to be so low?
Pam K on 15th November 2016 @ 12:33am
I came across this news clip about John Leland Henderson from the September 13, 1901 HR Glacier:
"John Leland Henderson returned Monday from a bicycle trip up the White Salmon to Camas Prairie and from thence down the Klickitat to Lyle. Here he crossed the Columbia to Rowena, where he found the railroad bed, excepting the trestles, too rough for wheeling. Mr. Henderson made the trip of 80 miles in two days. He is 50 years old, and willing to wager that there's not a boy in town able to keep up with him on such a trip......"
L.E. on 26th March 2021 @ 4:29pm