This is looking from the front of the dance floor to the back. You will notice the rock in the background through the window openings. You can also see the pavilion did have lights because you can see the tubing that the wiring went through. Wonder what it cost to get into one of the dances?
Charlott on 17th July 2012 @ 7:10am
The museum has a poster advertising "come dance". It cost 40 cents for the men and 35 cents for the ladies. Not sure why the difference in price??
Connie on 17th July 2012 @ 7:21am
Are you serious Connie???? I am surprised that ladies weren't free....gender equality has nothing to do with getting folk in the door. 40 cents was a pretty hefty price.
Love how they put the building right up to the rock face, not sure why the "windows" as the view is a bit restricted.....
Arlen Sheldrake on 17th July 2012 @ 9:05am
Those are Japanese Paper Lanterns adding to the atmosphere. What would .40 be in today's coinage?
Jill Stanford on 17th July 2012 @ 10:35am
Is that the band in the pop-out by the rock? (The dark area between the windows)
Rawhyde on 17th July 2012 @ 12:08pm
$0.40 in 1935 would be $6.70 today, assuming inflation at the CPI rate.
Arthur on 17th July 2012 @ 1:09pm
I would think having the openings against the rocks would help with the air flow on hot days.
That does look like a pop out for the orchestra. Someone come forward that remembers the dances, there must still be some out there.
Charlott on 17th July 2012 @ 4:52pm
Public live music dances are returning to Hood River. On September 5 bandleader Mike Stillman and his group will provide live music for the 2000 square foot dance floor at the Hood River Elks Club.
Waltzes, Fox Trot, Swing, Lindy Hop . . .all that old stuff.
The "cover" is $5 which is a significant discount to the $.40 in 1935.
Chuck Haynie on 16th August 2013 @ 12:35pm