This view of Parkdale should clear up the confusion about last week's image of McIsaac's store. Unless someone wants to argue that's actually Mt. Adams...
That's the back of McIsaac's store in the middle of the frame, and the Mt Hood Railroad Parkdale depot to the right. It's a little hard to make out from this view, but with the benefit of a few other views I think the railroad passed between the depot and the store. In other words, as the railroad approached its terminus at Baseline the depot was to the left and the store to the right.
I agree with everything you say here.
I am thinking this photo was taken in late July or early August due to the snow on Cooper Spur.
I am assuming that isn't a "block house." but a water tower
Charlott on 19th December 2016 @ 7:05am
I was going to ask if you had a date, but I found the same photo in "Old Oregon Photos. The caption, with a date of 1915 says this:
"This view shows the depot and store shortly after they were built in 1910, when the Mount Hood Railroad was extended south to Parkdale at the foot of Mount Hood."
To me, the depot looks older than 5 years.
Charlott, is the photographer name A.C. Jordan, familiar to you?
L.E. on 19th December 2016 @ 7:21am
I guess 1910 is correct. We already had a good discussion about this at a previous HHR photo.
I can sometimes get Mt. Adams and Mt Rainier confused, but Mt Hood has its very own distinctive look. Do the locals call the mountain he or she?
L.E. on 19th December 2016 @ 7:34am
This square RR water tank was seen in the previous Parkdale photo, the sides were made of planks laying flat for strength similar to grain storage. Later tanks were round with bars around them, one at Harris Canyon was recently restored for its historical value.
Kenn on 19th December 2016 @ 9:06am
I remember walking down Clear Creek Rd. from my Grandparent's orchard and getting gum and candy. It was so sad when the store burnt down.
Kathie A. on 19th December 2016 @ 11:24am
Evidently the insulation in the store was sawdust in the walls. You can imagine how that went when it burned.
nels on 19th December 2016 @ 1:05pm
From the structural stand point, I would think there would have to be a round tank inside the square tower. This same basic design was used all over the west at one point in time. Even thirty years ago it wasn't all that uncommon to see a wooden tower still standing as part of a homestead, but they are getting rare today.
Longshot on 19th December 2016 @ 5:08pm
Not real clear in this photo, but if you look carefully you can see the loading dock extending from the train station to the store. Both buildings would pretty much have been in line and the rail running to the east side of both.
Longshot on 19th December 2016 @ 5:24pm
we built a sawdust insulated "cellar" at our HR Belmont place in the early 1950s...stayed nice an cool.
Arlen Sheldrake on 19th December 2016 @ 9:41pm
Though WyEast is a "he" in the tale of the Bridge of the Gods, I think of Mount Hood as a "she", as in the Queen of the Cascades to Rainier's King. Something about her graceful lines when viewed from the north and west that differentiates "her" from the big, hulking shapes of the other big volcanoes.
This is an absolutely gorgeous image, Arthur, and I agree with Charlott - it was taken in high summer, likely in August. Very nice derail of the Langille Glacier when it was active enough to have been recognized as a glacier. Beautiful!
Tom Kloster on 19th December 2016 @ 11:43pm
Many of the old homes in the Hood River area had sawdust insulation and that is the reason so many of them are no longer with us. I know of a number that went up so fast you couldn't even blink your eyes.
charlott on 20th December 2016 @ 7:09am
This is, of course, the gorgeous view pictured in the 6 x 9 foot photo mural that greets you when you enter The History Museum! Come on down! Happy holidays to all.
Lynn Orr on 21st December 2016 @ 1:48pm
This photo is featured in the June 25, 1916 Sunday Oregonian.
L.E. on 16th February 2017 @ 9:26am