Possibly this isn't even Hood River. If it was, beings it is that big of a building, surely someone would know about it. What would they have been hatching?
The only Boyington's I remember lived there on the opposite side of the street between Anderson's Tribute Center and the Nazarene Church. It was at one time the location of a paint store or something along those lines.
Charlott on 23rd July 2020 @ 7:08am
A chicken hatchery?
Dale Nicol on 23rd July 2020 @ 7:12am
Just so you know it is located in Hood River....In the October 04, 1992 Oregonian is a death notice for Alice Rae Boyington of Portland...age 92. She married Gordon A. Boyington during the 1920's in Hood River. The couple owned and operated Boyington's Hatchery in Hood River from the early 1930's through the 1960's. Her husband died in 1973 and she moved to Portland.
L.E. on 23rd July 2020 @ 7:32am
L.E. you beat me to it. An FFA article in the January 14 1948 issue of the Goldendale Sentinel mentions buying New Hampshire Reds from the Boyington hatchery at Hood River. Now we just have to figure out where it was.
M.M. on 23rd July 2020 @ 7:45am
In the 1930 census they are living on a farm at Market Road, Barrett, Hood River. They are renting, but listed as farmer.
In the 1940 census they are living on 5th St renting house number 107. Not a farm. They lived there in 1935. Occupation is Hatcheryman.
L.E. on 23rd July 2020 @ 7:55am
I'll bet that was Markham Rd. in Barrett, not Market.
I was with Charlott on this not being HR, but I guess we're always learning something. It looks like the sort of building you would expect to find along the railroad tracks, but I don't recognize it.
ArthurB on 23rd July 2020 @ 8:57am
I think I remember a Boyington's Paint store on Belmont. Arlen, you lived in that area. Do you know?
Norma on 23rd July 2020 @ 9:23am
Looking at the upper left corner, the ~4 story building over there next to it, the only buildings I've seen that size are either downtown, or the big packing houses in Odell / Parkdale...?
Kyle on 23rd July 2020 @ 9:42am
I lived down the road from this hatchery which was on Fairview Road, south side of the road.
Susie Irwin on 23rd July 2020 @ 11:08am
Wasn't that Bolinger's paint store on Belmont?
Maria Kollas on 23rd July 2020 @ 1:06pm
We have a calendar with Boyington's Gold Nugget New Hampshires U.S.R.O.P, Chicks, Eggs, Stock P.O.Box 576 - Hood River, Ore The year 1953
Norma Curtis on 23rd July 2020 @ 1:10pm
Looks like the building may still exist at least in part. This is on Hobbs Road, south of Fairview Drive:
ArthurB on 23rd July 2020 @ 2:59pm
Norma....name sure has a familiar ring but I don't know why....CRS.....Arlen
Arlen L Sheldrake on 23rd July 2020 @ 3:01pm
I noticed under the upper right window, it says Hood River Mfg Co.
Beth H on 23rd July 2020 @ 4:09pm
How in the world did you ever see that? I had to squint my eyes and really look, even after you pointed out. That might be a whole new history research in itself.
I found in the "Nathaniel Coe Papers": "Papers of the family of Nathaniel Coe, Oregon pioneer farmer and founder of Hood River, Oregon; his wife Mary White Coe; his sons Henry Clay Coe, Charles Carrol Coe, and Eugene Francis Coe; and relatives Daniel Schenck Dubois and Herbert Earle Barrett. Materials include correspondence, writings, diaries, notebooks, financial records, and legal papers. Also included are farm journals and records, 1852-1907, and accounts of the Hood River Manufacturing Company, 1907-1920."
L.E. on 23rd July 2020 @ 5:04pm
Good work HHR-- for years I didn't bother sharing this because I didn't think it was local. Look at all the history this image brought back to us!
ArthurB on 23rd July 2020 @ 5:14pm
Sorry to see this so late. I remember Gordon and Alice Boyington and am quite sure it was in the 1950's they built the house on Fairview that I remember them living in--and it was on the south side of the road.
cg on 23rd July 2020 @ 10:41pm
January 14, 1954 Mt Adams Sun: page 16 tells about the hatchery.
L.E. on 23rd July 2020 @ 11:07pm
So if I were to drive down Hobbs Rd. would I see anything similar to this?
And which house is it that they lived in?
nels on 24th July 2020 @ 12:21am
There is a structure on Hobbs Rd. which has many features of this building. If it's the same one it's been heavily modified, but I think it is a possibility. Or it could have been another hatchery building.
ArthurB on 24th July 2020 @ 9:46am