This classic old service station was at the corner of 12th and May Streets on the Heights. Notes on the reverse indicate "Dad's (Bill Marshalls) service station which Jim Chadney ran for him."
Sanborn maps show it partially constructed in 1928. Based on the automobiles I think this is early to mid 1930s.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Can I assume that Bill Marshall is Ned's father?
Dale Nicol on 6th July 2020 @ 7:03am
Later Chuck Beardsly's Shell in the 60's, same buildings.
Jim Gray on 6th July 2020 @ 7:08am
Yes, Ned that many of us knew was the son of William Larison Marshall, who was from Illinois where he was born in 1883 and died here in Hood River in 1951.
Charlott on 6th July 2020 @ 7:09am
Dale Nicol on 6th July 2020 @ 7:12am
Boy, that guy walking across the street, wouldn't be doing that in today's traffic on that corner.
Was the Stranahan house http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=997 just south of this service station?
L.E. on 6th July 2020 @ 8:45am
Not quite, LE. I found the Stranahan house on the 1905 map. Fortunately it has that turret, so it was easy to pick out. It was across the street from Slopeswell Cider, roughly where the gun shop and barber shop is now.
ArthurB on 6th July 2020 @ 10:59am
I think Oscar Lingren operated the service station in the 1950's.
LMH on 6th July 2020 @ 10:56pm
That is strange, as I don't recall a service station there in the 1950's. I know just south of that was where the original Dairy Queen was in Hood River. Then it moved down to where that Thai restaurant is on the street Safeway is on. Better location in the early '50's as that is where the highway still went through.
Nelson on 7th July 2020 @ 7:15am
It was called the Dairy Desert not Dairy Queen. My grandmother own the house just south of both in the 1950s. I was sad that they tore it down a few years back.
Dan K on 7th July 2020 @ 8:00am
The Dari-Delite was located on the next piece of property to the south at 913 12th street. It was a small concrete block building on a cement pad. Service was soft ice cream, cones, shakes, floats, soft drinks and hamburgers. Later it became Rayburn's Dairy-Dezert. It was a busy place in the summer. The rumor was the high school football coaches warned the players not to be seen around that location.
LMH on 7th July 2020 @ 8:17am
Wondering about the two posts in the foreground.
Kenn on 7th July 2020 @ 10:21am
No gas pumps?
Kenn on 7th July 2020 @ 10:29am
There are two gas pumps at the right side of the image. The building to the left was the service bays.
I figured the two posts were to prevent runaway vehicles from continuing over the hillside.
ArthurB on 7th July 2020 @ 11:52am
Arthur, you are correct about the posts embedded in the street. According to the 1928 Sanford map there were three structures on the north side of the street.
One was upholstery shop, later converted to a small house, the other two were houses. I suspect the middle house would have been the target of any vehicles unable to stop coming down the hill.
LMH on 7th July 2020 @ 4:22pm
Bill Marshall was my great uncle and he passed away in 1961 not 1951
MaryBartmessKramer on 18th July 2020 @ 2:16pm
Thanks Mary. If you have any details or stories about your uncle and his gas station I'd be happy to add to the notes.
ArthurB on 18th July 2020 @ 6:31pm
I remember Oscar... My father always had his car repairs done at his shop😁 Actually, the larger car in the background looks a lot like ours 🤔
Patti on 19th July 2020 @ 8:23pm
My Grandther John Buckwald, owned The Home Bakery, located on the Heights from 1922ish till 1946. Would anyone have photos of it?
Gina Baker on 12th August 2020 @ 9:41pm
Is that big house to the left of the station the Taft house? I didn't know them, but I always looked at their place with respect, for its spaciousness, and for its culture. Betty Jubitz used to mention going there to play mah-jongg (sp?) with Mrs. Taft. That was the first I had heard of the game . Betty was such a good one to call on the elderly and drive them to doctors' appointments. That impressed me in my youth. In fact, she was the one who taught me to play checkers, probably so that when I got old some cheerful young person could come and play checkers with me.
Barbara Parsons on 15th December 2020 @ 11:07am