This view is probably from a side window on the Davidson Building on Cascade. You can see all the hotels of the era-- the Mount Hood Hotel (with a lighted sign advertising the 1913 brick annex on Oak Street), the Gerdes Hotel, and the Hotel Oregon. The Hotel Oregon has a sign advertising "Official Automobile Blue Book Hotel," so it's probably after the Columbia River Highway came through.
We're looking through the construction site of the building which now houses Sages and Artifacts. "Tucker Auto Livery" across the street is now Pietro's Pizza and a parking lot.
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so, is that some kind of steam boiler concrete or mortar mixer in the foreground behind the new balloon wall being constructed?
spinsur on 10th July 2012 @ 7:05am
Gives an entirely different view down Cascade Street, doesn't it.
You have a good view of the edge of the terrace garden on top of The Oregon Hotel.
That must have been quite the view to get off the train at the depot and see the Mount Hood Hotel standing right in front of you. Was not an easy task to put up a building, especially of that size in that era.
Just think of all the hand labor that went into that new construction. What is that behind the stud work? Think I see some sort of metal object with a chimney then tumblers beside it. Could that have been a 1915 version of a concrete mixer?
Charlott on 10th July 2012 @ 7:11am
I think between spinsur and myself we have answered the concrete mixer question.
Charlott on 10th July 2012 @ 7:12am
Good catch on the steam powered mixer. There's a guy fiddling with the apparatus, and a line up of wheel barrows right near the utility pole, There's so much wonderful detail in this one, I'll have to post some additional cropped details on flickr later today.
Check out the line of street trees around the Gerdes hotel.
Arthur on 10th July 2012 @ 7:25am
I wonder how many of the rooms were full with guests?
Connie on 10th July 2012 @ 7:27am
The street appears paved, anyone know when they were?
Rawhyde on 10th July 2012 @ 9:48am
I've seen financial records indicating bonding for street paving happened in 1913, so the pavement you see is fresh. It looks like 2nd ends at Cascade, and the pavement on Cascade stops at 2nd.
Arthur on 10th July 2012 @ 11:36am
Here's the detail of the cement mixer: http://flic.kr/p/cuQd1Q
Arthur on 10th July 2012 @ 4:04pm
I think there is some confusion here, maybe on my part Arthur. If we are looking through the construction area of Sages cafe, then the building kitty corner would not be the location of Center for the arts, it would be Pietro's Pizza. Is this the intersection of 2nd and Cascade? So the hwy overpass would later take off on the left past the Sages building.
andrewb on 12th July 2012 @ 2:11pm
You are correct, Andrew-- This is the intersection of Second and Cascade, and I've misidentified the buildings on the SE corner. I'll update the post. Can someone remind me of the new name for "Sages"?
Arthur on 12th July 2012 @ 6:02pm
The new "sages" is called River Daze I think
Connie on 13th July 2012 @ 8:53am
I A CORRECT IN ASSUMING THESE HOTELS R IN-THE STATE OF OREGON? IF SO, WHAT TOWN? AM DOING SOME RESEARCH.
DAN JACOBSON on 9th March 2017 @ 12:02pm
Thanks for housing and sharing this wonderful collection! I'm hoping you can help me clear up come confusion about hotel names through the years, and what the buildings are presently?
I'm looking for information regarding F.W. Chindlund, who I believe ran the Hotel Oregon in the 1910's/20's. Any tidbits would be greatly appreciated!
Erin on 28th March 2017 @ 3:00pm