It is Oak Street between 2nd and 3rd looking west. You can see the window of the barber shop on the right. Fosha's was later Hal's then Marv's. At one time Charlie Howe was the mayor of Hood River.
Norma Jubitz Simpson on 10th December 2012 @ 7:45am
The window on the extreme right was the Bon Ton Barber Shop run by Heeb Moore.
Bill Seaton on 10th December 2012 @ 8:04am
Agree with all that you have all said. I am wondering if with all the lights in the upper left hand corner if this might not have been a holiday shot? Is that an outline of a 1 up there in the left. Would possibly indicate 1st National Bank, if it is in fact a lighted sign.
charlott on 10th December 2012 @ 8:10am
I don't think they are lights. I think that's photo damage.
Dan on 10th December 2012 @ 8:30am
Dan is correct, the negative has some dirt on it. We only remove "loose" dirt from negatives before scanning so we don't damage them.
But the "1" is definitely a lighted sign, and just past it is the Pastime and a string of street lights.
Arthur on 10th December 2012 @ 9:34am
Just for fun, let me add a bit about the Bon Ton Barber Shop. I got my first real haircut there in 1945 when I was 4 years old.
It had been a barber shop at that location for quite a while before that. Even though Heeb Moore didn't offer the service, the shop was equipped in the back with showers. So in earlier times, a guy could pick fruit all week in the Valley, then come in to town Saturday and get cleaned up again.
In 1950, Heeb helped me with my marbles game by teaching me how to shoot knuckles-down right there on the floor between the barber chairs.
Bill Seaton on 10th December 2012 @ 10:06am
I think the Bon Ton is where I took my son, Brian, for his first haircut in 1984 or '85. Was Mr. Melhoff the owner/barber at that time?
Susan Baldwin on 10th December 2012 @ 10:35pm
Gee Bill, a store bought hair cut......mine were home trims until the teen years.....no CRS for you......
Arlen Sheldrake on 11th December 2012 @ 10:54am
James Mehlhoff was most definitely the owner/barber at that time.
Judy on 30th August 2013 @ 10:13pm
James Mehlhoff passed away 9/6/2015
Judy on 10th February 2016 @ 2:18pm