This one took a little research. You're looking at the construction of the Apple Growers Association facility on Columbia between 6th and 4th, which now houses Full Sail Brewery. This is circa 1925.
You can see the Hood River Creamery at the SW corner of 6th and Columbia, and the building next door (NE corner 6th and Columbia)we previously saw as the L. E. Ireland fruit warehouse, which AGA purchased in 1921. Prior to 1916 it was an auto garage.
The wooden building across the street is the early Tum-a-lum lumber company, which must have been handy for this project. There's an awful lot of big beams in this building.
Check out the loose stack boulders and the terracing of the site. I guess those horses didn't want to haul the boulders out of there. I wonder if they're still there (the boulders, not the horses)
We're looking WSW, from a spot north of Columbia roughly on the grid for 5th Street.
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I'm so happy. When I open each new post, I try to guess when and where it is before scrolling down to read. I said "that looks like where Full Sail is now," and when I saw the answer, my hands shot up over my head in victory.
Kyle on 10th October 2019 @ 10:00am
Being that I like rocks and geology, were those rocks there and they dug into them and hauled in dirt to cover them? Look rounded (river tossed) but can't tell for sure. That means that probably downtown subsoil is similar to that? If so, the city of HR is built on top of a concentrated glacial outwash of fair sized speed, based on the size of the rocks and boulders. Wonder what kind.
Like Kyle, your choice of pictures are just wonderful as well as educating Arthur. Thank you so very much.
nels on 10th October 2019 @ 10:25am
Hopefully some of our geologists and contractors will weigh in, but this looks exactly like my yard a couple of hundred yards SE on Hazel. Soil is heavy in clay with no obvious organics, with at least 20% partially rounded rocks. I think they are doing exactly what I do in my yard-- separate out the rocks, build a terrace, and back fill with the remaining soil.
I've been guessing this is Missoula Flood backwash captured in an eddy because of the HR junction with the Columbia.
ArthurB on 10th October 2019 @ 10:46am
I do the same as you Kyle. I have gotten pretty good at recognizing Alva Day photos. About the best I did on today's photo, as I scrolled down, I suspected HR hill in the background and then I recognized the creamery.
Those beams are beautiful.
The steeple? If that is what it is.
L.E. on 10th October 2019 @ 12:55pm
In this era there was a steeple at 6th and Oak, but I don't think you can see it in this image. There is a chimney structure at the creamery-- about 10' of brick chimney topped with another 10' of stovepipe.
ArthurB on 10th October 2019 @ 1:45pm