"Rod" was a common face in Alva Day photos, and here we see him with his wife in front of what I presume is their home in the Heights. I'm sure many of you recognize this home at the east end of Prospect Street.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
That is one of the beautiful old homes in Hood River. They could have had a fantastic run if they went from there to downtown....
Charlott on 27th December 2013 @ 7:02am
I don't recognize the house.....so....some history and information please.
It looks old even in the 1930's.
l.e. on 27th December 2013 @ 7:13am
Isn't that what I remember being called the "Peters" house. Norma might recognize it better; I think it is next door to where she grew up.
Susie on 27th December 2013 @ 7:23am
Love the skis and the use of only one pole each. Note each ski has a small "nipple" on the tip. It's purpose? I believe it's used to tie the skis together when in storage to help them maintain their camber and curved ski tip.
s schneider on 27th December 2013 @ 7:29am
Did we already have a discussion about this house in this photo?
Jill Stanford's grandparents home?
Maude Baumann marrried Rod McCray in 1925.
He passed away in 1943.
She married Al Peters in 1948.
He passed away in 1967 and Maude in 1980
l.e. on 27th December 2013 @ 10:32am
Norma mentions Maude, Al Peters and Rod McCrae in the Dumb and Bungle Corpse photo:
Rod McRae was district manager for PP&L.
From Mt Adams Sun about his death:
From Mt Adams Sun about PP&L, Fruit and Rod McRae:
Just think what you will be able to find when the Hood River newspapers go online!!!
l.e. on 27th December 2013 @ 10:43am
Was invited with a group to that house in the late 70's, and even then it was grand. The curtains on the very tall windows was of the weight of theatre curtains, and came down onto the floor and then out. That was evidently to deal with cold air drafts. The upstairs was equally grand and of the period. She was a very gracious woman. The current owners ordered the paint colors and left town. Came back to the pillars painted a mossy green. Quite a shock i you aren't expecting it. But what a gorgeous view up and down the Hood iIver.
nels on 27th December 2013 @ 10:59am
remember the house well, classmates Pete Jubitz lived just west and Norma to the east. Found it curious that the brothers, Gil and George Jubitz lived so closed together. Bill Seaton a block or so west. LOTS of Prospect memories....yes a very stately house and very unique in the neighborhood.
Arlen Sheldrake on 27th December 2013 @ 11:14am
Yes, I grew up next door to the Peter's house. Now a new generation is living there. Walter and Kelly Baumann and their two young children will put some life back in the place. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in. Can't count how many children there were in the three block area. Parsons, Frick, Runckels, Taylors just to name a few.
Norma Jubitz Simpson on 27th December 2013 @ 12:33pm
l.e.: In case you don't recognize it there is now an attached two car garage on the right side. It is the last house on the right going east on Prospect Ave.
Norma Jubitz Simpson on 27th December 2013 @ 12:38pm
OK. Norma. I will take a drive there the next time I am in HR.
Could this be the home built by pharmacist Charles Noble Clarke?
l.e. on 27th December 2013 @ 12:58pm
I'm surprised that this grand house has not been put on a historic register or some such recognition. It is absolutely beautiful.
nels on 27th December 2013 @ 3:07pm
I remember some of those special summer evenings when a bunch of the neighborhood kids would get together in the Frick's front yard and play "kick the can".
Bill Seaton on 27th December 2013 @ 4:26pm
Golly - what a thrill to open this page this evening see my grandfather Al Peters house. He did all the refurbishing of it when he married Maude. (I don't know who built it but it was carved out of almost solid bedrock down below - I remember where the furnace was down there- scary!!!) All the history from everyone is correct. I've spent Christmas's and my birthdays there - announced my engagement there - the place is FULL of memories for me. Played with Peter Jubiz in the pond that was hand made and with a little stream that went down to another small pool and then disappeared - it was in the back of the house. I loved the grand staircase - I hate to see it these days - I do think it ought to be declared historic. It's one-of-a-kind and should be restored to it's original look in my opinion. Thanks for posting this!
Jill Stanford on 27th December 2013 @ 9:08pm
I remember Maude Peters well, we used to visit her, she gave us a tour of the house,.. explained the dusty rose velvet curtains, and the matching furniture some of which her husband built that was in her room. She used to make us tea and sandwiches, and sometimes asked me to drive her to the store. She was kind of eccentric, but interesting. I drove by the house last summer to take photos, and couldn't believe the condition. What a shame.
Gloria Yates on 3rd March 2014 @ 2:30am
Yes Norma, there were a ton of kids there, including us, the Todd's. Remember the sandlot baseball field on Montello? It was next to our house.
Carol Todd-Hoke on 20th January 2015 @ 5:51pm