We know this image of Oak Street dates from 1924 because it shows the Butler Bank Building under construction. The Butler Bank Building has certainly had its share of lives. It housed a few different banks, the county courthouse, city administration, and most recently as "Three o One", featuring art, wine and beer, and tapas.
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Wonder who had the Rialto beauty shop?
With that lumber there and that fence along the corner, it appears that they are just starting to construct the building that is across from P.P. and L.
Talk about telephone and light poles. I count 13 going down the street on the Paris Fair side, before I can't figure them out anymore.
What does that sign behind or above the Drug sign say?
charlott on 22nd July 2014 @ 7:05am
Wonder if the Rialto theater was named for the Rialto Beauty Shop since it was built in that location?
Norma Jubitz Simpson on 22nd July 2014 @ 7:06am
charlott, the sign beyond the drug store is a movie marquee:
"Lloyd/ Girl Shy"
Girl Shy was a silent comedy released in 1924, starring Harold Lloyd.
While I'm checking on signs-- the one on front of the Bartmess Building says "Parking 30 minutes"
Arthur on 22nd July 2014 @ 7:44am
The Power and Light Co. building....that must be where Bill thought the earlier photo of the U.N. display was placed?
You look at all of those power poles and wires and you realize what a Columbia Gorge ice storm could do. Not only is it visually nice to have them underground, but safety nice to have them underground.
l.e. on 22nd July 2014 @ 7:58am
This could be 1923. The Butler Bank Building that opened in July 0f '24 is still under construction. With the oak trees in full leaf would make this a summer foto.
Seffen on 22nd July 2014 @ 8:09am
The original gable end roof of the Bartmess Building [Lucy's Flowers]is gone in this foto. The gable end disappeared sometime after 1913, just haven't been able to pin down the year.
Steffen on 22nd July 2014 @ 8:12am
The theatre would be the Cascadian.........
charlott on 22nd July 2014 @ 8:30am
Remembering the "transport system" for sales to/from the cashier in the Paris Fair....wish I had memories of when grandfather John H and father John L worked in the Butler building as the County Court House. Did the county get the bank building in lieu of taxes during the depression?
Arlen Sheldrake on 22nd July 2014 @ 8:41am
"Girl Shy" was released April 20, 1924, so this must have been some time between that date and July when the bank opened. With the oak trees, I think we can narrow it down to the tail end of that period.
Arthur on 22nd July 2014 @ 9:41am
Was the drug store Barkley's at that time or did they own it later?
Norma on 22nd July 2014 @ 11:38am
Don't know if Barkley's owned it at this time or not. All I know is I loved to go there for a Vanilla Phosphate. They were yummy. However, had to walk up the street on the side of the Paris Fair, cross over and go down, then go back the same way. Wouldn't walk past Pastime............
Charlott on 23rd July 2014 @ 7:09am
Ah yes, those dens of ill-repute at least according to Grandma Sheirbon, a staunch WCTU member
Arlen Sheldrake on 23rd July 2014 @ 7:27am
I think the spelling was Barclay's? Were they the family that eventually moved their drug store to the Heights?
Judy on 23rd July 2014 @ 9:49am
Back in the 1950's, Barclay's had two drug stores. One was downtown and the other was up on the Heights. Eventually, they closed the downtown one and just had the one on the Heights.
Bill Seaton on 23rd July 2014 @ 1:28pm
Great string of comments everyone - adding even more to the pic- ! Well done !
Steve r on 23rd July 2014 @ 9:31pm
Arlen, the reason we didn't walk past the Pastime was you never knew what was going to come rolling out the door. I remember kids hanging out over there by the water fountain (in front of Butler Bank) just waiting and hoping to see some action across the street.. Our WCTU grandmothers would not have been pleased....................
Charlott on 24th July 2014 @ 7:07am