This is an "action shot" of the construction of the library annex in 2002. The original Carnegie library was built in 1913. In this view its east exterior wall is being prepared to be an interior wall, with passage way to the new reading room and the new children's library off the downstairs walkway.
Prior to this shot the Roe-Parker house was moved to its new location on Sherman Street.
The original library was built partially on the Fifth Street right-of-way vacated by the city. Terms indicated passage needed to be maintained between Oak and State Street. The new library design still affords this passage through the downstairs hallway.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Arthur: Do you have any information on the large cairn on the north side of the library?
Will on 20th November 2019 @ 2:02pm
Yes I do. The "large cairn" is actually a stone tree (conifer). About 10-15 years ago (it should say on the tree) Hood River hosted a conference of stone masons. Their tradition is to make something for the host city. I thought there was a plaque someplace on it but it may be a little cryptic. I'll have to check it out next time I walk past it.
ArthurB on 20th November 2019 @ 3:23pm
The Hood River Glacier, October 29, 1914, page 1
Library Walk Built
J. D. McLucas has finished the construction of a concrete sidewalk along Library lane, formerly a portion of Fifth street. The new walk will lead from Oak to State street. It passes the door entering the library assembly hall and will add to the attractiveness of the library grounds. The walk winds around one of the big oaks at the east side of the library building.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 16th April 2020 @ 5:29am