This Jack Wilson image is probably from the 1948 flood. It shows the Koberg Beach/ Stanley Rock area with water sloshing up against the beach pavilion as well as a large house. I'm not sure I've seen that house before, but it is right in the path of Interstate 84. The pavilion is a little hard to see because it blends in with the background, but it is in the cove at the base of the rock.
What's interesting is the giant tower across the river on the left side of the photo. Using google maps, it still appears to be there. I assume it's a transmission line?
Rawhyde on 16th August 2021 @ 10:01am
Rawhyde- it supports wires running to/or from the tower on Stanley Rock.
Will on 16th August 2021 @ 12:59pm
HOOD RIVER, Or., Aug. 8 -- (Special.) -- J.H. Koberg, of this city, against whom the Pacific Power & Light Company has filed condemnation proceedings, whereby it hopes to secure a right of way over his property along the Columbia bank east of the city, declares that he will fight the case "to the last ditch."
Mr. Koberg and several other local business men recently formed a company to raise funds for the purpose of exploiting a basalt quarry over which the proposed line of the power company will pass. "If this line is placed here," says Mr. Koberg, "it will be impossible for us to quarry the stone; for the blasting would be a serious menace to the line. The power company will be able to secure just as good approaches to the river at other points without destroying the value of property."
The Pacific Power & Light Company desires to cross the tract of land in order to reach Stanley Rock, from which point it proposes to extend a cable across the Columbia to carry high-power lines. These lines will connect the local power plant and that above Husum, Wash."
Source: Morning Oregonian, August 9, 1912
Will on 16th August 2021 @ 1:04pm
Odd that we have not seen a previous photo of that large white building.
L.E. on 16th August 2021 @ 2:55pm
There is this map: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=894
which shows a barn and an auditorium.
L.E. on 16th August 2021 @ 9:32pm