Here's a reminder that things are always changing. The "New Yasui Building" was built just 10 years ago, as this January 2005 image proves. Holsteins is no longer there, though you can still get coffee at the same spot.
Alert HHR readers will note this is a storied corner. You've seen the old post office building which eventually served as the Yasui store and you've seen Cuddleford's blacksmith shop which is now the Kayak Shed. And of course there was this great photo of the same corner in 1917.
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I thought HHR had featured a photo of the original Yasui store, but I did a quick "browse" and didn't find one.
Probably a pretty important part of that corner history.
L.E. on 10th September 2015 @ 7:37am
Great to have three photos of the same corner, Yasui store, the PO and the blacksmith shop.
Many times on this site I think "things can't get much better than this", wrong, you continue to amaze me.
Kenn on 10th September 2015 @ 8:15am
Arthur on 10th September 2015 @ 9:04am
So what would have been on that site the previous year? Was the old Yasui store building still there in the early 2000's?
AndyB on 10th September 2015 @ 10:08am
Before the current Yasui Building, there was a parking lot there for many years.
Melody Shellman on 10th September 2015 @ 10:11am
Earlier it was a service station.............
Charlott on 10th September 2015 @ 10:41am
You are right Charlotte. It was Kramer's Texaco Station.
Bill Seaton on 10th September 2015 @ 11:00am
We do have one picture of the Texaco station:
Arthur on 10th September 2015 @ 12:47pm
Oops-- just found the 1917 picture of this corner I was searching for, which shows the Yasui store: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=293
I've updated the notes to include this link.
Guess I'll need a different post for tomorrow!
Arthur on 10th September 2015 @ 12:56pm
Kramer's was one of the teen age boys hang out when I was in high school.
Charlott on 11th September 2015 @ 7:54am