We've all seen sloppy days like this, but now we have snow plows. The camera was at First and Oak, looking westward, circa 1900. You can see the George Crowell Store at Second and Oak. Do you think the "Clearance Sale" signs came out just after Christmas even back then?
In just a few years this view would change with the construction of brick buildings like the Hall Building and the Brosius Block.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Here you have a good picture of the oak trees that were right in the middle of the street up the hill. That must have been very hard to move around in with those light weight buggies. Thanks, but no thanks.
Charlott on 17th January 2012 @ 7:06am
Is that a fence to a residence, on the left?
What a sloppy scene. I guess back then you just had to wait for it to melt away.
l.e. on 17th January 2012 @ 7:23am
I wonder if they still had school?
l.e. on 17th January 2012 @ 7:29am
In 1900 there was still a private residence behind that gate, though each successive map shows more businesses encroaching from all sides. The building under the oak tree sold general merchandise-- I think it was Clyde Bonney's store-- now of course Bank of America. Next time you use the ATM imagine that oak tree right behind you.
Arthur on 17th January 2012 @ 8:47am