Alva Day was probably documenting the power poles, but fortunately he caught a nice slice of Hood River scenery in the background. The Emry Lumber building is now home to Cascade Acupuncture and Knead Bakery. [Ed. note: not quite right! This is actually the corner of 4th and Cascade, now a parkling lot. See discussion in comments section]
You can see Tum-a-Lum Lumber Company across Cascade at Sixth Street. They would later take over this location at 5th and Cascade before moving out to Button Junction.
Before Knead this building housed Panzanella, and before that Big Winds. I think it had a brief stint as Bart's Best Bets. Wasn't Promotion Wetsuits there before Big Winds? Let's see how much of a chronology we can complete for this site.
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This was owned by Nelson Emry who also was an owner in Neal Creek Lumber Company on Hwy 35.
That looks like some sort of a water tower there on the left of Tum-a-lum.
Good photo of the little car. Wish I had one of those to putt around in.
charlott on 24th February 2014 @ 7:04am
It seems like even when Tum a Lum was at this location, there was a health food store just to the left. Or maybe it was there right after Tum a Lum moved.
So....was Alva Day on a roof top or second story apartment when he took this photo? I don't remember what is across the street.
l.e. on 24th February 2014 @ 9:15am
Something seems odd to me if this is the Knead/Big Winds building. That would place Tum-A-Lum in this photo at the bottom 6th across from my office (where the townhouses are now). I think in the mid-80s Tum-A-Lum was where Promotion is now. Perhaps they moved when the cold storage building was built between 7th and 5th? Not sure when that was. The house in the distance on the right also seems to far away and too high to be what I would assume would be 7th and Columbia?
Rountree on 24th February 2014 @ 11:54am
Doh! Rountree makes a good point. We have this picture of the building at 5th and Cascade when Tum-A-Lum was there:
I thought this was the same building, but it's not.
The 1928 Sanborn tells us the location of Knead was a dwelling. The next block east (4th and Cascade) was the Patrick Lumber Company, where the parking lot is next to Hood River Hobbies. In 1928 Tum-A-Lum was on the NE corner of 6th and Cascade (not the Promotion spot). Guess I should have checked the map before!
Arthur on 24th February 2014 @ 2:36pm
The spot where Tumalum is looks a lot like the current Mikes Ice cream area.
andy b on 24th February 2014 @ 3:26pm
Tum-A-Lum offices are now home to "The Duck" , used to be the Ruddy Duck. Selling children's clothes, and young men and women's clothes, etc.
Judy on 24th February 2014 @ 10:01pm
So Arthur, you're saying the Emery Lumber building is on 4th st and Tum A Lum is 2 more blocks away? Doesn't appear that way but I haven't seen the picture of Tum A Lum at 5th. I know it was there and sure looks like this could be it.( I'm not saying it is )
Dayne on 25th February 2014 @ 6:28am
This doesn't give us a location, but at least we know they both existed in 1921.
From the Oct. 1921 "The Timberman"
Emry Lumber and Fuel Co....has just completed a new wood working plant in connection with its retail yard which will manufacture boxes an do a general millwork business. The plant is housed in a concrete building adjoining the yard and consists of two stories, the first being given over to the box department.......the Co. carries a general line of building supplies and maintains a deliver system that is a credit to a town of the size of HR.
In the next column it says:
"Tum-a-lum Lumber Co....reports a fairly active demand ...."
l.e. on 25th February 2014 @ 7:40am
According to the Sanborn maps we're looking from the southwest corner of 4th and Cascade (Emry) to the northeast side of 6th and Cascade (Tum-A-Lum). This seems to match the photo well-- there is a street in between with some fence lines. Later maps show Tum-A-Lum moving across the street to the block including Mikes, Ruddy Duck, Knead, etc. (5th to 6th, Cascade to Oak) I haven't seen pictures or maps of Tum-A-Lum at 5th on the N side of Cascade (current Promotion spot), but it sounds like that was a more recent location. I'm sure a picture will turn up now that we're looking for it.
Arthur on 25th February 2014 @ 8:32am
Tum-A-Lum was never on the Promotion lot.
Tad Johnston on 25th February 2014 @ 7:29pm
the picture posted on 4-13-11 shows the Kelly Building, now obviously the frame shop/cafe/hobby shop, in the foreground and this building behind it. It was the Patrick Lumber Co at that time, apparently in the '40's
Dayne on 27th February 2014 @ 6:03am