This is the only photo I have seen of this building, the F. E. Jackson General Merchandise store. Upstairs is the office of Dr. Brosius.
I believe this was located at the SW corner of Oak and Third Street, facing onto Third, where the Butler Bank Building is now. I don't think this building was there for very long.
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It is an attractive building!
Is that a meat market next door?
I wonder if in HR's early days, the streets coming up from the waterfront and the railroad tracks were considered the main streets rather than Oak and State?
I also wonder if this was one of the first buildings built, when Henry Coe was giving away a lot, if you would immediately establish a business so he could establish a town?
L.E. on 27th July 2015 @ 7:41am
@L.E., you are correct, that is a meat market to the south if this is the corner of 3rd and Oak.
Oak Street from 1st to 3rd was the heart of the residential and commercial activity on the early days, while Cascade (then River) faced the train station to welcome visitors with hotels.
Arthur on 27th July 2015 @ 8:10am
No, it isn't one of the first buildings.
The July 20, 1900 HR Glacier says F E Jackson is getting ready to build on his lots on Oak and Third.
An oak tree has been removed.
L.E. on 27th July 2015 @ 8:11am
Anyone have any idea what that pyramid type thing is up in the left hand area?
Charlott on 27th July 2015 @ 9:17am
Good catch, Charlott. I think that is the steeple from the Congregational church which is now the Riverside church. We have a few good pictures of it, and the steeple matches this photo.
Arthur on 27th July 2015 @ 10:22am
Is this where John Cradlebaugh built his home?
The March 2, 1900 HR Glacier says:
"The Racket Store has removed to the Rand building where it will remain till Mr. Jackson can made money enough to build a three story brick on the old Cradlebaugh corner, which he purchased last summer...."
The December 26, 1918 obituary for J.H. Cradlebaugh, who died at Salem, says...
"...John Cradlebaugh...... bought a press and type, moved to Hood River and built a house on the southwest corner of Oak and Third streets, the front room of the house being used for the printing office while the balance was occupied as a residence. The same house now stands on the south of the same block, fronting on State street. Two stately oak trees stood in front of his door in Third street...
Jackson doesn't have a brick building, but, there was a lot of new buildings going up in 1904
March 29, 1906 HR Glacier, there is an advertisement for the Millinery Store in the Jackson building.
In 1905 A.W. Onthank has moved his business into the Jackson building.
The 1902 Western Druggist says Williams and Brosius have dissolved their partnership. The 1904 "Coast" magazine says Dr. Brosius, has a new two story brick 50x75 building.
So, if Dr. Brosius has an office upstairs in this building, it must be between 1902 and 1904?
Dr. Shaw has an office in the Jackson Block. (1902)
L.E. on 29th July 2015 @ 10:55pm
And...the building must still be around in 1917.
Jan. 25, 1917 HR Glacier, Albert Rose has taken up quarters in the Jackson building opposite the First National Bank.
L.E. on 29th July 2015 @ 11:15pm
The Hood River Glacier, May 25, 1911
Third Street Now Graded
Third street will be ready for the wagons of the strawberry ranchers. W. G. Aldred & Co. have pushed the work to completion and the street is now graded. The large Oak in front of the Hood River Market and the Main restaurant was removed Tuesday afternoon.
Jeffrey Bryant on 25th December 2015 @ 10:19am
That Oak tree could also have been one of these: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=402
Arthur on 25th December 2015 @ 12:00pm