This fine view of the Pythian Building (also known as the Heilbronner Block) on the corner of 3rd and Cascade dates to about 1915. On the corner is Cruikshank Co. 5-10-15 Cent Store, next is J.H. Heilbronner & Co., followed by a Victor Talking Machine dealer.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Cruikshank was Alexander Ross Cruikshank, who was originally from Kansas. His wife's name was Caroline "Carrie" (Davidson) Cruikshank. they seem to have just sort of disappeared.
Dr. Luke Smith (dentist) used to have his dental office right in the corner of the second story
charlott on 10th October 2012 @ 7:13am
We show an A. R. Cruikshank as County Surveyor from 1913 to 1923. Still have some of his original fieldbooks.
spinsur on 10th October 2012 @ 7:22am
Are those people on the roof and cornice near the flag, between the buildings?
spinsur on 10th October 2012 @ 7:27am
Good eye, spinsur. Yes, there is someone sitting on the exposed cornice of the First National Bank Building, and there is someone else climbing from the roof onto the cornice to join him. By the style of hat I'm guessing he's not an adult.
Arthur on 10th October 2012 @ 7:34am
My stepfather, Al Remlinger, worked at Milady Beauty Salon, 108 3rd. Luke Smith was my dentist for a while. I still remember the old equipment he used. It would be classified as antique now.
Jeffrey Bryant on 10th October 2012 @ 5:47pm
I passed by these buildings today. There was someone doing some cleaning or repair of the cornice at exactly the spot where that guy is sitting. The cornice is actually pretty wide, not that I would want to sit there.
Arthur on 10th October 2012 @ 5:53pm
Also under the bank area was the barber shop of John Jonk (sorry if spelling isn't right) and his partner Cotton. Never knew Cotton's last name. Remember going there with my Dad and while he was getting his hair cut, twirling around a pole. They always teased me about being next in the barber chair...........
charlott on 12th October 2012 @ 5:35am
The Mormon Church used to meet upstairs in the Knights of Pythias Hall just before the present Mormon church was built near the swimming pool and gravel pit. As children in that congregation, my sister and I were mystified by the spittoons conveniently placed beside the throne-like chairs. The windows were enormous and when it snowed during prayers, it looked to me as though the building was rising up Heavenward, rather than that the snow was falling down.
Barbara Parsons Bernstein on 15th March 2013 @ 2:32pm