I've been going through my personal collection deciding what images are worth contributing to the museum's archive. Construction photos are an easy "yes" because they capture a slice of time when change is most obvious. This is just 13 years ago-- January 2005. Most people call this the "Doppio Building" because of its longtime first floor tenant.
I wonder if 50 years from now people will be more interested in the building or the Suburu with the political bumper sticker? I suppose it depends on what happens to the building-- and the country-- in the intervening years.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
The flag catches my eye.
L.E. on 18th January 2018 @ 7:38am
Most likely in 50 years the old parking meters might be of interest.
Love the old clock. Too bad there isn't some sort of fund or fund raiser created to get it up and running..................Must be a way. As a child I used to love to be in town and hear the ringing of that clock......
Charlott on 18th January 2018 @ 7:59am
yes Charlott, that clock is a classic and should be running. a friend who also volunteers with the SP4449 loco also volunteers his time to maintain the Union Station clock in the tower. is that car sticker from a Native American issue? or infra-structure? or mental health? or ?
I think one cannot anticipate what folk in 50 years will be interested in....everything that happens today is history....that is close to an Arthur quote....
Arlen Sheldrake on 18th January 2018 @ 8:21am
Charlott, I actually spoke with the building owner about trying to get the clock repaired a couple of years ago but I didn't follow up. So many things to spend my time on!
I have no idea what the bumper sticker refers to. I wonder if it would have been obvious in 2005?
Arthur on 18th January 2018 @ 10:10am
"I'll meet you under the clock."
nels on 18th January 2018 @ 10:48am
The bumper sticker is history. You can google it.
I can't even remember this remodel. I guess that is why pictures are important.
L.E. on 18th January 2018 @ 11:43am
When I look at this picture, I miss seeing Shelton's Pastime and the Cascadian Theater
Bill Seaton on 18th January 2018 @ 2:25pm
When I see bumper stickers like this I am reminded of the $41,000 + per month that Mike Bellotti-U of O football coach-receives for a pension.
Buzz on 18th January 2018 @ 2:56pm
I may be jumping the gun but today's comments makes me want to share that the research committee at the museum is discussing the possibility of a Feb. "coffee conversation" about changes in downtown HR and a follow up in March about memories of the Heights. Watch for details as we confirm dates.
cg on 18th January 2018 @ 3:35pm
The area shown with the new building being constructed was a parking lot for First National Bank, that was located in the building to the east with the clock on the building. Other people may be able to share other businesses that may of been located in this area.
There were two banks in this area. Across Oak street was US National Bank.
gc on 18th January 2018 @ 4:41pm
I love Doppios! What an improvement to our downtown core area! Years ago I talked to the bank people about the clock & at that time they stated it was too expensive to maintain & they could not afford to do so. Just like the organ at the museum. Nice, but no $$ to assemble it & get the pipes working.
Judy on 18th January 2018 @ 4:53pm
Maybe that clock could become a community project, After all it is a historical monument.
nels on 18th January 2018 @ 7:59pm