Herman Kresse owned the popular Kresse Drug store on Oak Street. He was also mayor of Hood River for much of the Great Depression. Here we see him with a very handsome automobile. Notes indicate the photo was taken in front of a friend's house on Belmont Street.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Appears the pharmacy business was doing very well. That windshield in interesting. It appears that it can open and flip down? How fast could it go?
Charlott on 16th February 2012 @ 7:06am
Charlott stated my first thought. And probably every one else's.
Pharmacy business must have been doing well.
I wonder if this was during the depression or before and did he park the car in the garage connected to the house on State Street?
I see Herman was from Menominie, Wisconsin. I wonder if his family came to Hood River with the timber company.
l.e. on 16th February 2012 @ 7:31am
Well it looks like a mid twenty's Dodge except the hood seems a little long, a big car compared to the everyman's Ford Model T
I think that house may still be there, I will do some more research later today on the car.
Jim Gray on 16th February 2012 @ 7:36am
Is that the same house that had the buggy with the white horse, just a slightly different angle? Maybe the photographer lived around there?
nels on 16th February 2012 @ 12:31pm
nels, it is from the same collection as the horse and buggy photo, and it might well be the same location and/or photographer. There is mention of the "Flager home on Belmont" with another one of these negatives. Maybe someone knows where that is/was.
Arthur on 16th February 2012 @ 12:57pm
The Flager Home spelled Flagler is east of 22nd street on south side of Belmont. I'll get the address and forward to you.
Bill P. on 16th February 2012 @ 3:29pm
After a closeup of the front end of the car thanks to Arthur, I believe the vehicle to be a very early 20's Studebaker
Jim Gray on 16th February 2012 @ 3:55pm
Herman was my great uncle. The family started in the Michigan Upper Peninsula and when the timber ran out, they moved to Hood River. Great Grandfather Louis worked in the sawmill and is buried with wife Louisa at Idlewilde Herman & his wife are in the crypt there. I have a large family portrait from Michigan, I will try to get it scanned for your collection. Great photos!!! Joe Kresse - La Grande
Joe Kresse on 29th February 2012 @ 8:24pm
This is my great grandfather. Thanks so much for sharing
Leah Kresse on 23rd October 2012 @ 9:46pm