Apparently Mal Button was sent out into the cold because he made too much noise with his trombone. The location, of course, is the Dewitt Motor Company building on Cascade Avenue. It's fitting that this is now the Columbia Center For the Arts.
Now, that made me burst out laughing!
l.e. on 3rd February 2012 @ 7:16am
See there is a good side to snow, it makes us have a good chuckle. Who is going to seel vehicles on a day like that anyway?????
Mal was Malcolm Pomeroy Button 1895-1969. He was the son of Frank Howard and Ethel (Pomeroy) Button. He was of the Button family of Button Hill, over there where Tum-a-lum is now by the bridge over the H.R.
Charlott on 3rd February 2012 @ 7:23am
As I was growning up in Hood River my parents owned a house on east Hazel and it was called the Button house. I do belive the house was built around 1905 and is still there.
Dan Keizur on 3rd February 2012 @ 7:34am
Dan, is that the house at the very east end of Hazel, on the bluff overlooking the Hood River?
Arthur on 3rd February 2012 @ 10:32am
The address is 419 Front St. If you take Hazel off Surpentine and go to where the road forks the house is below the road on the left.
Dan Keizur on 3rd February 2012 @ 11:48am
Is that where the "Button Bridge" name came from?
Terry on 5th February 2012 @ 5:35pm
Yes, that is where the name "Button Bridge" came from. If you care to check back, the Button family was discussed in previous photos.
Charlott on 6th February 2012 @ 4:51am
From the February 12, 1920 HR Glacier page 7
"Malcolm Button has been advanced to sales managership of the DeWitt Motor Company. Mr. Button has been with the motor car concern for the past year."
L.E. on 18th November 2016 @ 4:03pm