When the Columbia River Highway opened West Cascade became the gateway to Hood River. The Antler Auto Park greeted visitors, offering food, fuel and lodging. The Sanborn maps show numerous small cabins scattered to the south of this building.
The building is still here today at 1819 Cascade Avenue, better known as Zeman's Music. No word on where those antlers have gone.
It was across the street from another gas station we saw in one of the very earliest HHR posts.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
It is hard to imagine driving into Hood River on this road, without a busy I-84 between you and the River.
L.E. on 8th June 2017 @ 8:00am
LE, I remember earlier days when it was faster to travel the WA shore from Portland to Cooks. At that time it was highway 730. the highest numbered highway in the nation.
If you are the one that built bridges with logs for lower chords, sure would like to hear how they could be placed.
Kenn on 8th June 2017 @ 11:08am
Zeman's just closed, and it's now a marijuana-themed cafe of some sort.
Kyle on 8th June 2017 @ 1:57pm
Funny, I prepared this post 5 years ago and finally queued it the week after they closed. I guess history waits for no man...
Arthur on 8th June 2017 @ 4:32pm
I remember this as a little market in the late 50's, early 60's. Not sure the owner's name, but a rather tall, slender man, moustache, very friendly, so my dad dubbed him "Mr. Smiley."
Richelle Duckwall on 22nd January 2019 @ 9:20pm
I think the market afterwards was called the Superette.
Richelle Duckwall on 23rd January 2019 @ 9:06am