Meet Dan Feldwisch, proprietor of the Hood River Bakery. This snowstorm in the winter of 1921-22 broke his awning. The bakery was at the corner of Fourth and State, location of a billboard and parking lot today.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
This was what was originally the Modern Bakery established by a Mr. Ertle. Feldwisch, who was an Indiana native had been wishing to sell his bakery business in Evansville and trek west. Somehow he heard that Ertle wished to sell in H. R. due to bad health. The transaction was finalized and Feldwisch took over. He apparently made vast improvements with included putting vitamins and extract of goat glands............yes, goat glands into his baked goods. Was this good or bad?????????????? Apparently, it doubled his business.......
charlott on 29th August 2016 @ 7:09am
Wonder where his business in Evansville was. I shop there all the time as it is only 45 miles north of me.
Norma on 29th August 2016 @ 4:58pm
I'm kicking myself for having missed the "goat glands" in my research. That's the sort of detail I relish. Thanks for catching that Charlott!
Arthur on 29th August 2016 @ 7:10pm
Only someone who graduated from WyEast in the 50's would have picked up on the goat glands. LOL
Buzz on 29th August 2016 @ 7:41pm
He should have fed vitamins and goat glands to his awning.
Not sure which glands he used, but as bad as a billy goats stink, I bet you could smell the bakery all over town.
L.E. on 29th August 2016 @ 10:15pm
Oh Buzz, really!!!!!!!!!LOL
Charlott on 30th August 2016 @ 1:51am
My husband and I restored an old home at 225 Montello Ave.in 2007. Within one of the walls we found a calendar from 1920 for the Model Bakery, George Ertle proprietor A baby's picture on it proclaims "Wee men must have our Bread".
Dede Garcia on 22nd December 2019 @ 1:46pm
The November 9, 1922 issue of the Hood River Glacier announced the purchase of the Hood River Bakery by Mr. Emil Kroll of Portland from Mr. Dan Feldwich. Mr. Feldwich will be soon be departing to return to his home at Booneville, Ind.
Mr. Kroll soon ensconced himself into the business affairs of Hood River as well as the surrounding community.
In the October 2, 1924 Hood River News reporting on the K. of P. fire it was noted that recently Mr. Kroll was loser in the fire which destroyed the building on the opposite corner of 4th street (HR Bakery). The bakery structure consisted on an oven room, a salesroom and a house. The Sanborn map reveals the house survived the fire, but the other structures did not. By the time of the K. of P. fire, Mr. Kroll had taken up business in the old city hall next to K. of P. hall and suffered fire damage to his baking equipment, as well as the loss on a brand new delivery truck stored in the basement of the K. of P. hall for a total loss of $2,900.
LMH on 23rd July 2021 @ 11:48pm