The jeweler was Frank Henry Coolidge. Appears that corner has housed a jewelry store for many years. What is that dome in the middle of the street, a man hole cover or a water drainage entrance. Quite a few wires running from the poles aren't there? See there was jay walking way back when...Shows they had their fire system in as there is that fire hydrant in the right hand corner.
charlott on 13th December 2012 @ 8:06am
I like the view of the river and island.
l.e. on 13th December 2012 @ 9:45am
can anyone read what the signs on the post say?
Judy on 13th December 2012 @ 11:07am
There are two signs on the post. The arrow on top says "Mount Hood." The sign below is not completely legible, but says something like "Ask a Ch????"
Arthur on 13th December 2012 @ 11:17am
Maybe a light or some kind of indicator where the middle of the road is.
Ellen Dittebrandt on 13th December 2012 @ 11:40am
That kid leaning against the telephone pole with the hat on is classic. Pure James Dean...before his time.
Rawhyde on 13th December 2012 @ 11:53am
By the 1940's, all the businesses in that corner building had changed
Bill Seaton on 13th December 2012 @ 12:06pm
I guess that isn't the river and an island. I was looking from a not so good computer this morning.
Isn't this the same corner from a few days ago with the tank in the middle of the street? #509
But the surface of the building on the left looks different.
l.e. on 13th December 2012 @ 6:18pm
weren't those islands in the middle of an intersection protecting a flashing yellow "caution" light? that's the island you meant, right l.e.?! ;-)
spinsur on 13th December 2012 @ 7:32pm
Yes, this is the same intersection as http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=509, but maybe 10 years later. I'm waiting for Jim to look at the cars and give us a better date.
Arthur on 13th December 2012 @ 7:49pm
Arthur looking at the cars I think the newest car is the one closest to the camera, nice shiny paint, the only car I really think I know is what most likely is a Model T, the first car parked at an angle downhill, but all the cars look early to mid twenty's, taking a wild guess no later than 27/28. I find interesting is the Kelly tire sign next to the Jewlery store, I had no idea there was a service station/car repair store there.
Jim Gray on 13th December 2012 @ 9:13pm
I cropped this one a little too tight, but there's even a gas pump in front of the Kelly Tire place (now Waucoma Book Store), right outside the frame.
Arthur on 13th December 2012 @ 9:55pm