Here's some nice detail from yesterday's photo. For context, the very right edge includes the old Fashion Garage which burned in 1929, and the left side includes the surge tank from the Powerdale power station, which was removed about 10 years ago. The foreground, where the bridge starts its journey north, was the site of the original Lost Lake Lumber Company mill. The old Apple Growers Association cold storage building on State Street (later Hood River Distillers) is the large building in the right third of the image. You can make out the thin trace of the Mt. Hood Railroad tracks as they split from the main line and work their way south, and uphill from there you can see a scattering of small homes above Bluff Road.
Notice the regular line of structures running south above the Hood River Distillers building? The 1928 Sanborn map shows there were 32 very small structures in the space of 50' x 200' at East 2nd between East Sherman and East Euguene. I've been told there used to be prune orchards there, so perhaps those were the pickers shacks.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
If you come straight down from those white dots (cabins) from the top that big two story is the Button House.
Charlott on 30th May 2019 @ 7:05am
When you come off of the bridge, that must be the Hood River straight ahead?
Did traffic turn left, go up the east side of the river and then cross the State St. bridge?
Thanks Arthur for zooming in. Very interesting.
L.E. on 30th May 2019 @ 7:36am
I grew up on East 3rd in the 70s (in a house built in the 20s) and remember a thicket of prune trees behind the garden. I wonder if they descended from the orchard trees.
Melody Shellman on 30th May 2019 @ 10:27am
Melody- I own the house on the corner of East 3rd and East Eugene, built in the 1920s and have always wanted to know more of its history. Perhaps my house was the one you grew up in. The house is on the north side of Eugene and the east side of East 3rd. Do,you know anything about the houses history? Always wondered if there was ever a porch on the north side of the house. There is an old door frame that was filled in with siding and I have always wondered what the old doors original purpose was.
Margo on 9th June 2019 @ 4:54pm