I'm pretty sure this is McIsaac's store in Parkdale viewed from behind, with the old Parkdale depot in the foreground.
Tags: 1910s Baseline_Road depot McIsaacs_Store Parkdale railroad
Kyle on 31st October 2017 @ 9:09am
I think it is much older. It's from a glass negative. I'll say circa 1915.
Arthur on 31st October 2017 @ 10:29am
If trains still ran when it was really cold I wonder what they did with the water in the water tower?
L.E. on 31st October 2017 @ 1:12pm
I Love imagining the whole upper valley floor forested-before the clearing for farming started.
Beth on 31st October 2017 @ 3:38pm
I am not ready for winter Arthur!!!
Arlen Sheldrake on 31st October 2017 @ 7:35pm
I suspect before ground was cleared and roads and houses were built, the area looked like this.
You couldn't see anything. That's why Lost Lake was lost.
What interests me is where were the natural clearings and meadows in the HR Valley. There must have been a series of meadows that Native Americans camped in when they traveled over to the Willamette Valley.
Was Parkdale a small natural meadow?
L.E. on 31st October 2017 @ 10:04pm
None of those buildings were there in the 1950's except the store.
Back there where the building with the false front is, is where the Parkdale grade school was built later.
Charlott on 1st November 2017 @ 7:08am
Rare to see a square RR water tank such as this, most were round with bands for strength.
Kenn on 1st November 2017 @ 5:10pm
I assumed there was a round tank inside a square housing. Can't imagine how you would build a square tank.
Arthur on 1st November 2017 @ 7:28pm
Square tanks were built similar to wood grain storage buildings, planks laid flat giving walls 10", 12" or what ever was needed.
I cannot imagine any concern with a tank freezing because of the volume, but seems the intake pipe would have to be well located or protected.
Kenn on 2nd November 2017 @ 9:05am