This view of Third Street looking north from Oak (circa 1988) shows how a lot of small changes can add up over time. The urban renewal project removed the power lines and poles, replacing them with trees. The Legion Hall has been replaced by the Columbia Center for the Arts, and the Union Building at the end of the block has been extensively remodeled into offices and residential units.
You can see much the same spot in this century old view.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
If my memory serves me, clear down at the end of the street (Columbia) is where the cannery was, that was being discussed the other day. Coming up the street where the first car is on the right was the old A.G.A. offices.
Under the bank where the rail starts was the barber shop of John Jonk and his friend "Cotton." Just below that was "The Leonora" dress shop prior to it's moving up on Main St.
Finally the membership of the American Legion dwindled and they left that building and moved out on Tucker Road.
Nellie on 5th August 2020 @ 7:14am
And wasn't it Chug's under the jewelry store? Never one of my favorite haunts for a libation with friends, no view.
spinsur on 5th August 2020 @ 7:31am
Alva Day probably would have preferred the 1988 view. Lots of power poles.
L.E. on 5th August 2020 @ 8:40am
Sorry spinsur, but Chug's was a great place to go even without a view. One of the owners, Larry Miller (or Charlie to his Navy friends) was responsible for me meeting my husband.
Norma on 5th August 2020 @ 9:29am
On the right side of the street, is the plain building with the small staircase going up to the top floor. Back in the late 19940's, that is where Bart Dobson had his print shop and did custom printing for people.
Bill Seaton on 5th August 2020 @ 10:27am
And the awning is having a battle with the street tree to the detriment of both. Sure looks nice with all the overhead wiring removed.
nels on 5th August 2020 @ 11:07am
What's most amazing to me is how vacant it is. While town can be a bit crazy these days, I think I'd much prefer a little crazy to desolate and vacant.
JKG on 5th August 2020 @ 11:27am
this picture looks like a sunday HR downtown that I remember before the wind was "discovered".
Arlen L Sheldrake on 5th August 2020 @ 7:56pm
I saw the filthy black carpet pulled out of Chug’s & placed on the sidewalk when remodeling was gonna take place. I think an Italian restaurant was tried then Butch Ogawa tried Japanese (later moved down to the corner. That closed when Butch passed away. I worked for Brooke Hull Accounting. Yep, the father of Don & David Hull. There were apartments upstairs & Foxy Moller had his insurance agency next door. The office was adjacent to the DFG offices to the North.
Judy on 6th August 2020 @ 11:42am
I don't remember Chugs but I do remember the Spaghetti Factory or something like that, then Chilis before it became Crazy Pepper, and North Oaks Brasserie.
ArthurB on 6th August 2020 @ 5:51pm
There is something charming about having power lines and poles around.
Ben on 7th August 2020 @ 6:26am
Was John Jonk the father of our longtime mailman Mr. Jonk.? Kids didn't call grownups by their first names when I was young, unless the adults were close friends withmthe kids' parents.mAnd then we ofte addressed them as "Uncle" and "Aunt ."
Barbara Parsons on 22nd November 2020 @ 5:35pm