This image has had a rough life, but I'm glad it survived. This is an early office of the Hood River Glacier newspaper. The Glacier was founded in 1889. We've seen their pre-1905 office in another image. This one is even smaller, so either it is an even earlier office or it is just an outbuilding. The 1893 Sanborn doesn't show the Glacier office, though it does have a building roughly this size labeled "Hand Printing" on Oak between 3rd and 4th, where Lucy's Informal Flowers is today.
History buffs may enjoy the newspaper related Sense of Place lecture I will be giving Wednesday, November 4th at the Columbia Center for the Arts. It's part detective story/ part biography and had its start in the archives of our very own History Museum. It's not primarily photo based like my last two Sense of Place lectures, but I think most HHR followers will find the subject matter engaging.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
What I find interesting is the hillside behind with no building yet. Lots of oak tress up there.
My great-grandfather had a column in" The Glacier " though naturally it was quite a bit later than this. He called his column "Mika Tillicum", which translated from Chinook meant "my friend". While living in Columbus, Washington and later Biggs, where he dealt with the Indians he taught himself to fluently speak and sign their language.
Charlott on 3rd November 2015 @ 7:19am
Seeing the stack of brick, I wonder if HR already had a brick kiln.
Nice use of rocks in the foundation under the house. If it's a house?? Almost looks like a meeting hall of some kind.
With the closeness of these buildings, there wasn't a lot of privacy when you visited the privy.
L.E. on 3rd November 2015 @ 9:27am
In 1910 The Glacier moved into the new First National Bank building.
Jeffrey Bryant on 3rd November 2015 @ 9:10pm