Another chance to see how alert you are when you wander around Hood River. This house still exists and is very much intact, though the vegetation has grown considerably since this image was taken in the 1910s. I'll verify the address and share with you the names of this man and his son later this afternoon.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I see a gate across the front of the porch. I assume that is to keep the little guy contained.
l.e. on 13th February 2012 @ 7:10am
N.W. corner of State and 10th???
R Hyde on 13th February 2012 @ 7:48am
Nope, not State and 10th. Hint #1: it's not on a corner.
ArthurB on 13th February 2012 @ 8:11am
It looks familiar. It isn't 912 State Street is it?
Jeffrey Bryant on 13th February 2012 @ 8:20am
I have a photo of my old home at 912 State Street taken in 2003. It looks like a match to me, but was a bit overgrown at the time. It is even more overgrown now.
Jeffrey Bryant on 13th February 2012 @ 8:44am
The 1910 Census shows Harry DeWitt was living at 912 State Street at that time.
Jeffrey Bryant on 13th February 2012 @ 8:53am
Bing bing bing-- Jeffrey is correct, it is 912 State Street. The curbside vegetation is so thick now that you'll need to walk by on the sidewalk to confirm that this is the same house. The Google street view doesn't show the structure.
The man on the lawn is none other than Herman Kresse, with his son Malcolm. He bought this house from Harry Dewitt, subject of two recent Fun Friday posts.
This glass negative was found in the basement of the Kresse Drug Store in the 1970s.
ArthurB on 13th February 2012 @ 9:03am
It didn't have the garage in the 1960's. My room was upstairs on the east. My step-father, Al Remlinger, owned it for many years.
Jeffrey Bryant on 13th February 2012 @ 9:07am
The hillside from State Street down to the sidewalk used to have St. John's Wort as a ground cover. It was easier than mowing the hill. I wonder if Kresse used it for his drug store?
Jeffrey Bryant on 13th February 2012 @ 9:12am
Al Remlinger's first wife, Thelma Woodin, was a sister of Nellie Woodin Keir, wife of Paul Keir.
Jeffrey Bryant on 13th February 2012 @ 9:17am
There doesn't appear to be much of a slope down to the sidewalk. State Street must have been build up at some point to the current grade in front of the house.
Jeffrey Bryant on 13th February 2012 @ 9:56am
The best childhood memories ever. We lived across the street , and one of my summer jobs was cleaning that house.
Gay Walters jones on 15th February 2012 @ 8:14am
I was in Hood River a couple months ago and noticed that someone had "logged" the trees in front of 912 State Street. It was starting to look much better than the overgrown front yard.
Jeffrey Bryant on 19th May 2018 @ 4:59am