I don't know where it is..........it definitely has to be possible up the Columbia due to the rock formations in the upper left hand corner. I see two possible hints, but my eyes don't pick things up too well. #1 on top of the building, the initials B and probably an R. Then on the fence it looks like S H Livery. I have given you what I think are the clues, so someone else can figure it out.
Charlott on 5th March 2012 @ 7:10am
It looks like there are a lot of hints, but I haven't a clue where it is. The writing on the fence makes no sense to me.
I anxiously await someone to solve the mystery.
l.e. on 5th March 2012 @ 7:10am
Could this be on May Street where our Hood River Middle School is located?
Norma on 5th March 2012 @ 7:30am
"livery", and Bridal Veil?
spinsur on 5th March 2012 @ 7:39am
I don't think those trees are Bridal Veil trees spinsur.
S H could stand for State Highway which was used even back in horse and buggy Livery days.
I am assuming that boardwalk is down to a river. ???
l.e. on 5th March 2012 @ 7:48am
Can';t be around the old Hood River High School. Terrain is all wrong. The initials could stand for BRidalvale, but I still go back to that rock formation being more eastern area.
Charlott on 5th March 2012 @ 7:51am
good one l.e., I looked at the trees before posting, look more like dry country locusts or similar, then decided they could be non-typical.
spinsur on 5th March 2012 @ 8:06am
Part of the old Broughton mill in Washington?
Pete on 5th March 2012 @ 8:09am
I don't know what was there previously but somehow the location looks like The Dalles golf course area to me...
Melanee on 5th March 2012 @ 8:22am
Wow, a Mystery Monday that makes it to 9AM! Before you go too far down the wrong path, the sign on the fence says "Use SB for Liver." I think it is an ad for a patent medicine. I don't think it will help you identify the location of the photo.
Arthur on 5th March 2012 @ 8:55am
Coming down 7 mile road and turning left to go into the Dalles. The rock formation on the upper left of the picture is very recognizable.
Roo on 5th March 2012 @ 8:59am
How about the bottom of the Brewery Grade in The Dalles?
Ranger on 5th March 2012 @ 9:09am
Bing bing bing-- Ranger gets the prize. This photo is probably by Anne Lang, circa 1900, and I think "BR" is the start to "BREWERY". You can see those rocks today in Google street view, though there is much in the way of brush and structures obscuring the view. It's a safe bet Brewery Grade took its name from this old brewery.
Arthur on 5th March 2012 @ 9:24am
Would this have been the brewery building prior to the one that is there now? The one that is there now was the old Columbia Brewery.
Possibly this one was there and then the brick one that was owned or at least operated by Charles Schanno.
Charlott on 5th March 2012 @ 1:40pm
Okay, who knows what beer got it's brewing reputation when it was originated here???????????????????
Charlott on 5th March 2012 @ 1:51pm
I had to look it up Charlott.
I read the other day in The Dalles history that there was stream below the brewery and teams would go out to the stream to water then turn and go back into town.
l.e. on 5th March 2012 @ 10:34pm
correcdt on the beer and interesting about the stream and teams. We forget that in the "olden" days The Dalles, like other towns did not go out to the areas where they are now....
Charlott on 6th March 2012 @ 6:45am
The Wasco County Historical Society has sent me a picture of this building from the exact same angle in 1866, which verifies it was the Columbia Brewery. The photo is from 1866. Those trees only reach halfway up the second story, the eastern addition (darker roofing) hasn't been built yet, but there's no doubt it's the same structure. I'm not clear how it relates to the brick building which is there now.
Arthur on 8th March 2012 @ 11:17am
99% certain this is part of the Columbia Brewery, with credit to research today by the Discovery Center and City of The Dalles Planning Department. The vine-covered "bank" shown here is actually the first floor of the building. The stone building visible today at the foot of Brewery Grade was directly behind this wood-frame building, which was actually one of several on the site. The brewery closed down with Prohibition in 1915. I'd like to take a digital photo from The Dalles welcome sign by the roundabout, looking toward that rock outcropping, to see if the profiles match. That should constitute proof.
Dan on 8th March 2012 @ 6:19pm
I received a wonderful new book about the history of The Dalles for my birthday. Guess what....A photo looking down Brewery Grade about the same time as this photo and yes, right there big as life is this building....
Charlott on 16th March 2012 @ 9:49pm