Every time I go through our database I find new treasures. This simple view of Alva Day's June Street home has so much to offer: The girl with her doll perfectly framed by the window, the icicles, and the house itself. The heavy fresh snowfall. The empty milk bottles waiting on the front stoop.
This image was taken on January 30, 1929, exactly 88 years ago. I believe that is Alva and Io Day's daughter.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Another very cold January it appears. Cold winters keep coming don't they....
Do we know the daughters name? I know they had a son named Carroll.
charlott on 30th January 2017 @ 7:10am
You know Historic Hood River has been around for a while, when the photo starts to open on your computer screen and you immediately recognize an Alva Day photo and an Alva Day truck.
That would probably be daughter Emma in the window. Son Carroll was about 19 and daughter Helen was about 17 years old when this photo was taken. Emma was about 8.
It looks like a door or window to a basement. I wonder if they had a furnace down there? Pick up is chained up.
L.E. on 30th January 2017 @ 8:14am
Is that white house in the background still standing?
L.E. on 30th January 2017 @ 10:55am
I think the white house in the background IS still standing, and is the one on the southeast corner of 4th & June.
Melody Shellman on 30th January 2017 @ 12:13pm
If you have more pictures of that White House I'd love to see them. It's our house from 1904 and I have some documentation about it if you'd like to have it for your records.
Suzanna Titus on 30th January 2017 @ 1:41pm
Suzanna, I'll have to look through our archive. Because Alva Day lived so close to your house it appears in some of his shots. Hopefully we have something a little clearer for you.
Arthur on 30th January 2017 @ 3:07pm
The truck looks pretty new at this point in time. Love the curtains sealing off the cab. I wonder if there was any heat in the cab at all?
Longshot on 30th January 2017 @ 4:00pm
Are those chains on the back tires of the truck?
Rick on 30th January 2017 @ 7:13pm
Yes, The rear tires are chained up. It's his Pacific Power work truck.
ArthurB on 30th January 2017 @ 9:35pm
A reader sent this additional information:
There was a question about heat in the Pickup that was in front of Alva Days House on Historic Hood River. To me, the Pickup looks like a 1928 or 1929 Model A Ford. Model A Fords were made from 1928 to 1931. The way they got heat into the cab was to put a cover on the manifold and funnel the heated air to the cab. This would not allow very much heat to enter the cab. There was a hole in the firewall with a cover that could be opened and closed to allow the hot air to enter the cab. Not all Model A's had this option to allow heat into the cab.
The pickup looks like a roaster pickup- one with a canvas top rather than a metal top.
Arthur on 1st February 2017 @ 8:47am
This house was purchased by my parents, Boyd and Opal Holloway, in 1955 I believe. We moved from Anchorage then and I spent the first six or seven years there, until divorce moved my mother, brother and me to a little house at the east end of Montello Street; my step mother, Linda Holloway, still lives there. Hard to believe this house has been owned by, what, just three families in 112 or so years.
Susan Baldwin on 17th February 2017 @ 8:34am
I've spent an entire day on that steep roof repainting those dormers for Linda. I would imagine Boyd put the first coat on the entire house long ago. Neat old place. Linda has done it proud.
Dayne Weatherill on 18th February 2017 @ 7:02am