This is one of the first photos I saw at the museum but I don't think I've posted it yet. I'm pretty sure this is the E.R. Bradley print shop we saw yesterday when it was on Oak Street. It is being moved to its new location on State Street, I believe right where Overlook Memorial Garden is now. Here's a view from 1916 which confirms the move was from Oak Street to State, and not the other way around. It seems surprising they went through such an effort to move such a simple structure.
There is a sign in the image which gives us a good hint at the date. It says, "Eiler's King of the Cattle Ring (under canvas) 30 People Band and Orchestra Tuesday June." The online The Hood River Glacier archives tell us Eiler's was in Hood River on Tuesday June 18, 1907. The description of their show gives a pretty interesting insight into entertainment 110 years ago.
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Hood Rivers first "High Rise" !
Dale Nicol on 4th April 2017 @ 7:07am
I agree that this effort to move such a simple structure seems odd. But, the practical methods oldtimers used to solve problems has always intrigued me. No dummies.
Buzz on 4th April 2017 @ 7:50am
What an amazing undertaking. There is a wagon on the street loaded with more timbers.
We need to lift our house a couple of feet and I am contemplating if it is worth it.
However, studying the history of our rural community, I am amazed at the number of buildings that were moved in the early 1900's. Seems like it would be easier to build new, but back then you didn't throw anything away.
As for the Eiler show...I assume the showing in Trinidad was California and not the Caribbean ??
I also noticed in the newspaper, an article about an import shipment to New York, of apples from Australia and Tasmania.
L.E. on 4th April 2017 @ 9:14am
What's with the guys wearing sombreros? Are they part of the show?
L.E. on 4th April 2017 @ 9:17am
Arthur, I've seen this picture at least a half dozen times before but could not remember where. A research of my meager library reveals this photograph was printed on page 21 of "Images of America Hood River" by Connie Nice and the History Museum of Hood River County with foreword by Mayor Arthur Babitz. My mystery has been resolved and we get to see this marvelous engineering effort about to be completed. It is a good day.
LMH on 4th April 2017 @ 9:59am
Looks like a stone foundation they are preparing the slide the building back onto. Wonder if parts of the building or foundation still exist as the Big Horse Brew Pub. building?
Longshot on 4th April 2017 @ 10:04am
Yes, LMH, this was one of Connie's favorite images. She used it in the book and I think it wound up on Facebook a few times too.
Arthur on 4th April 2017 @ 10:15am
I rechecked the maps, and i think Longshot is correct: this building is probably being moved to the location of Big Horse Brew Pub, not the park to the west.
Arthur on 4th April 2017 @ 10:57am
I have been able to locate only one reference in the HR newspapers regarding this moving project. Given size, location and complexity I would have thought more coverage would have be allotted.
The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, April 18, 1907, Image 1
"Ordinance No. 116, establishing the fire limits, regulating the erection of buildings and the moving of buildings within said limits, was passed and will become a law after the signature of the mayor. Ordinance No. 120, regulating the moving of building in the city was also passed. The provisions of the ordinance require movers to get a permit from the council, and to give bond to hold the city free from all damage by reason of such moving, and to put the streets in as good repair after the work is done as they were before. ....
Councilman Wright stated that Mr. Bradley desired to move the building be now occupies to a site adjoining the Deitz photograph gallery. This is outside of the fire limits, but according to the terms of the new ordinance regulating the moving of buildings, it will be necessary to comply with its provisions, regarding written application, bond, etc."
LMH on 4th April 2017 @ 1:12pm
An amazing and fascinating move, ant three pictures of this building recently.
Kenn on 4th April 2017 @ 1:15pm
Here is another view of the building in 1912
You must have had to go up the steps and then a boardwalk in front of the buildings?
In this photo, you can see the FRUITLANDS sign and the side of the Bradley building. 1911.
L.E. on 4th April 2017 @ 2:51pm
The July 7, 1910 Glacier has an editorial by Arthur D. Moe, Publisher.
The Glacier is "at Home" in its new office......
L.E. on 12th April 2017 @ 3:31pm
L.E., I think the Glacier moved to the basement of the First National Bank Building in 1910.
Arthur on 12th April 2017 @ 7:37pm
"My business here in Hood River is finally getting off the ground".
Kenn on 20th April 2017 @ 7:32am
"Wonder why there are no customers coming in the front door?"
Kenn on 26th April 2017 @ 5:03pm