I think this 1902 view of a snowy Oak Street looking west is a companion to this view looking east. There is a great view of the Bartmess Building (still around) as well as the old wooden Paris Fair and O. B. Hartley's Grocery store. Poor Hartley had a meet market that was displaced by the Paris Fair, so he moved next door, only to be displaced again when they expanded eastward.
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I think this is one of the best early views I've seen of the Bartmess Building. As I've noted before, in the 1950's, I lived in the apartment behind that balcony.
Bill Seaton on 3rd November 2017 @ 8:58am
The photo definitely wasn't taken in early January of 1902:
HR Glacier January 10, 1902
Chinook winds and warm rain have given us in Hood River springlike weather since the holidays. Several kinds of wild flowers are in bloom, and children gather bouquets every day. A White Winter Permain apple tree on J.R. Crosby's place, on the East Side, is ready to burst forth in bloom. There has been no snow fall in Hood River so far this winter.
L.E. on 4th November 2017 @ 7:37am
Interesting weather research, L.E. Must have been later in the year. The photo says 1902 on it, and that is reinforced by the lineup of buildings. If I trust my memory, the wood frame Paris Fair was established about 1901-02, and a brick annex was added to the Bartmess Building in 1904. I researched this block for a talk I prepared on the Paris Fair building.
Arthur on 4th November 2017 @ 2:20pm
By January 31, the wild flowers were covered with snow and frozen.
The temperature had dropped to 4 degrees and the Columbia River was freezing over.
L.E. on 5th November 2017 @ 10:09pm
Interesting to see the utility poles with multiple crossbeams. Also the oak trees in the center of Oak Street.
jeanie on 7th November 2017 @ 1:07am