[Ed. note: this posting was updated at 2:30PM to correct an erroneous identification of the location]
I think this is Harry Dewitt's wife, "Pansy." She carefully labelled all the other photos in the collection, so I'm assuming the one without a label must be her.
She is standing First Street north of Oak, opposite the Wm. Rand Livery building which we saw in the very first Historic Hood River post.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Always love to see the old cars. Know it isn't but almost looks like chains on that car. Hope it had good brakes.
Very attractive lady, don't you think?
Charlott on 21st March 2012 @ 7:03am
Hi Pansy. Glad to finally meet you after reading about you and your family.
Yes, she is attractive and she makes you smile.
When trying to find out some history about Harry Dewitt, there were always little blurbs in the paper about Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt going here or there. She looks energetic.
l.e. on 21st March 2012 @ 7:34am
Was Front Street part of the original town plat or did it come about later?
Just curious what it actually fronted. The Hood River or the railroad?
l.e. on 21st March 2012 @ 8:08am
l.e., Front shows on the 1881 "Town of Hood River" plat as the east edge of the plat, going from Bridge (now State) Street north to River ( now Cascade) Street and the "railroad". Bear in mind that the east edge of front street right-of-way is also the east boundary of the Coe Donation Land Claim. Surveyed by Newton Clark, one of the original Government Land Office surveyors in our area, for whom some creeks and glaciers are named.
spinsur on 21st March 2012 @ 8:35am
Arthur, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the Livery building that was located on First Street just below Oak behind Pansy? And if so, wouldn’t image #1 be better example of a similar view?
Jim on 21st March 2012 @ 8:39am
TO Charlott I think your right Those do look like chains on the tires. maybe for mud?
Ellen Dittebrandt on 21st March 2012 @ 9:53am
Yeah it burned down did't it?
Ellen Dittebrandt on 21st March 2012 @ 9:55am
I know Front Street was used in addresses south of State St. cause growing up our address was 419 Front St.
Dan K on 21st March 2012 @ 10:46am
Well this is embarrassing-- Jim is right, this is the livery on First, not the one at Oak and Front. I have both pictures on my screen right now and they are extremely similar buildings, but the window placement definitely makes this the Wm. Rand Livery building, not the Fashion Garage. I will update the post, and I'll show you the real Fashion Garage in a later post.
Arthur on 21st March 2012 @ 2:20pm
Ahhh, it's not embarrassing Arthur. It just makes the commenters know they have some value.
And it lets you know that your readers really do pay attention.
Good job Jim.
So...do we still get to watch the Fashion Livery burn?
I was wondering if there is a similarity between Pansy and the lady at the back of the group, in the middle of photo #251
l.e. on 21st March 2012 @ 4:15pm
Arthur, as part of our ‘Final Exam’ for Mystery Monday #222, I spent a fair amount of time scrutinizing your first post; it must have permanently imprinted on my retina.
l.e., talk about a good eye; I do see the similarity between Pansy and the mystery lady in the back row in #251.
Jim on 21st March 2012 @ 5:16pm
Another probably little known information on Dewitt. He was one of the founders of Hood River Electric Co-op, serving also on the first board of directors as the treasurer.
Charlott on 24th March 2012 @ 6:13am