They seem to be mopping up from a fire at Tum-a-lum lumber yard. The house in the foreground (now the Ruddy Duck) housed their business office, though the fire seems to be in one of the other buildings.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Somehow this may tie in with yesterday's photo of the Davenport mill since Frank Davenport was the manager of Tum a Lum Company.
l.e. on 24th April 2013 @ 7:19am
Any guesstimate of the date?
db on 24th April 2013 @ 8:19am
One of the tags says "automobile fire."
db on 24th April 2013 @ 8:25am
The date is late 40s or early 50s.
Arthur on 24th April 2013 @ 8:28am
Late 30s early 40s? Guessing from the look of the cars in the lower right and the clothing. Boy this brings back lots of memories, I remember bowling in that alley. Wooden returns that I think were gravity fed, the balls came back so slowly. I think there may have been 6 lanes. Great grill, the first grilled tuna and cheese sandwiches I ever had. For quite a while that was the local Greyhound station too. The Tum-A-Lum building was a wonder, almost as much to see as Franz Hardware.
Dedilee on 24th April 2013 @ 8:36am
Clarification...The bowling alley is where present day Betty's Place is correct?
OrMtnMaid on 24th April 2013 @ 3:00pm
Grade School kids usually set pins at the alleys. No automation then. Yes, it was located where Bette's Place is now.
Judy on 25th April 2013 @ 12:54am
I think the picture is before the 1950's because the alcove on the corner of the Bowling Alley was gone when I started going there to shoot pool around 1951. At that time, I remember Terry Isenberg was one of the top pin setters. He could set 3 lanes at a time.
Bill Seaton on 25th April 2013 @ 6:55am
I agree this is prior to the 1950's because in the '50s we used to catch the bus there for Portland and there was not that garage type area there.
charlott on 25th April 2013 @ 7:05am
Most of the cars are late 40's, the one to the far north is a late
30's, the closest one in the garage is most likely early 30's/ late 20's, I would guess the firetruck is the 39 KW
Jim Gray on 26th April 2013 @ 8:59pm
Looks like more than a car fire. Can see hose going into lower east door, like there was a fire in the building?
Keith Clarke on 29th June 2013 @ 5:47pm