We're looking east on Oak Street from Fourth. It must be the first few years of the twentieth century as the Paris Fair Building is still wood. The brick Paris Fair building was built on the same spot in 1906.
That dog seems pretty comfortable right in the middle of the street. If he's hoping for a car to chase, it may be a long wait.
The left side of Oak is home to an ice cream shop, restaurant, clothing store, and livery stable. The right side of the street houses the Paris Fair, a drugstore, a millinery, and a dry goods store.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Traffic coming up the hill went around that oak right in the middle of the street.
What a mess that would have been on a snowy Hood River day, not to mention the run off during the melt.
I am guessing that the drug store might have been owned and operated by Barmess, who was also the undertaker.
Arlen and Bill....was there not a Bartmess drug store in our youth?
charlott on 15th November 2012 @ 8:09am
A good reminder as to why it is called Oak Street.
Looks like there is a nice rock in the road for a wagon wheel to run over.
It looks like rocks were picked up and thrown at the base of the tree.
No garage yet at the east end of the street.
l.e. on 15th November 2012 @ 8:50am
Charlott, in our youth there were 3 drug stores downtown--Keir's, Kresse's, and Barkley's. Barkley's also had one up on The Heights. Bartmess's had a hardware store on the corner across the street from Franz Hardware.
Bill Seaton on 15th November 2012 @ 9:11am
And the Bartmess store had model trains!! No idea if they sold other things :) Arlen
Arlen Sheldrake on 15th November 2012 @ 9:17am
Okay, yes it was Barcley's. Remember the WONDERFUL soda fountain they had in there downtown. Loved Vanilla Phosphates..Think they are a thing of the past.....
charlott on 15th November 2012 @ 9:23am
Bartmess was the undertaker at this time, and he also made furniture. Other images show he sold bicycles and paint. The Bartmess Building is the remaining wood frame building in the Oak Street shopping district, between Butler Bank and Paris Fair. I'll post a good photo of it later.
Arthur on 15th November 2012 @ 10:00am
Arlen----- my grandson has been fascinated by trains since day one. He is now thirteen. I asked him a while back if his fascination had waned in his older years. He replied, "No Grandma, I will always love trains."
Some of the Amtrak stops on our trip this summer, provided old engines to view and photograph. To me, they were parts of an old train. To my grandson, they had specifics with names and dates.
This isn't really history, but I have to wonder what held the fascination of growing boys, before trains were invented.
l.e. on 15th November 2012 @ 10:40am
Arrthur, I love your wit...hahaha , "it may be a long wait"....hahahahaha
Scott Cook on 15th November 2012 @ 11:06am
It was Barclay's Pharmacy. I remember it well as do my kids. Warm nuts that you could purchase too that were in a machine that displayed the varieties with a revolving tray and a light on them to keep them "warm". That huge soda fountain was stored for a while at Lester's....do not know where it might be today.
Judy on 15th November 2012 @ 12:39pm
We have a spectacular image of one of the pharmacy interiors with the soda fountain. I've queued it up for the end of November. No warm nuts, but you can practically taste the ice cream in the metal dish.
Arthur on 15th November 2012 @ 2:16pm
Barclay's soda fountain back-bar can is now located at Pheasant Valley Winery on Acree Drive, off Tucker Road. Glad it stayed in the valley!
Susan Baldwin on 15th November 2012 @ 3:45pm
No date for the first HR auto, owned by Bill Rogers.
If Bill was driving up hill, the dog was safe and the car would be easy to chase.
If Bill was coming down the hill, the dog better look out.
l.e. on 16th November 2012 @ 1:40am
Thanks Judy for remembering the nuts in the revolving machine.
Used to love to stand there and watch them go round and round.
charlott on 16th November 2012 @ 8:23am