This one's pretty easy. It's still around, though the landscaping is a bit more mature. As an experiment, I'm going to leave the comments "moderated" until midday so you have a chance to get in your guess before the answer is published. Leave your answer, and it will appear later today.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Didn't we already have this one?
l.e. on 27th January 2014 @ 7:04am
It's the house at 9th and Sherman, on the Northwest corner
Bill Seaton on 27th January 2014 @ 7:07am
This is the home of Dr. Howard and Kathryn Dumble. He came to Hood River in 1901. It is located just up the hill from the Lutheran Church on your right.
Charlott on 27th January 2014 @ 7:13am
Since my answer won't show up...
It is the same house as photo
I often think of this photo as I wind my way down the hill past the park. When you are driving, you don't have much opportunity to glance up at the house, but the difference in landscaping from then and now is worth parking the car and getting out to have a look.
It is hard to put that bare hill in perspective.
l.e. on 27th January 2014 @ 7:20am
Northwest corner of 9th and Sherman? If it is, it now has that interesting telescoping stairway that makes it look bigger and grander.
Rawhyde on 27th January 2014 @ 7:37am
318 9th Street, Hood River
OrMtnMaid on 27th January 2014 @ 7:47am
This is on 9th Street... (across from Sherman intersection)
The house still looks exactly the same! Very cool to see what the landscaping was!
DeAnna on 27th January 2014 @ 9:17am
Isn't this across from the Lutheran Church, or down from the Childrens Park?
nels on 27th January 2014 @ 11:23am
Apparently, no one know where you are Arthur!
Jill Stanford on 27th January 2014 @ 12:22pm
I've released the comments from the moderation queue. I guess I confused a bunch of you with this experiment to delay publishing comments until noon.
As many of you guessed, this is the Dumble residence on 9th and Sherman. It was occupied by Dr. Shaw when this image was taken-- his name is on the plaque by the door. Many of you know it as "the house with the bear", and we've seen it a few times before as l.e. notes.
Arthur on 27th January 2014 @ 12:48pm
Nope....didn't confuse me. Just didn't want to post the previous photo and give away the answer. My first post was to make sure it didn't appear.
In its prime, that house had quite the view. Not so much now.
I would still like to know if a creek ran down that gully? Or would the road to the Coe home have run up this gully?
l.e. on 27th January 2014 @ 1:46pm
Can anyone read the nameplate by the door? Looks like it says Shaw.
l.e. on 27th January 2014 @ 1:50pm
It would be interesting to see a close up of the fence wire.
Longshot2 on 27th January 2014 @ 6:26pm
Dr. Dumble also owned land up on Fir Mountain at one time. I am not certain whether he ever actually had a home up there. Will try and check it out.
Charlott on 28th January 2014 @ 7:11am
This home was one of the first to have central heat with hot water radiators and a beautiful parquet floor. I believe it is still on the National Register of Historic Places. (can someone check this out?). The cut/bank is part of the change in the contour of 9th street second construction period. We have previous images of this work in progress. The present river rock is the final work of this bank as we see it today. Too bad this same type of rock wall had to be removed in the present day State Street construction. This was the area west of 2nd street Park.
Bill P. on 28th January 2014 @ 2:08pm
Wow they really lowered the road here.
Ellen D on 28th January 2014 @ 3:39pm
Dr. Howard Dumble was also a one time mayor of Hood River.
Charlott on 29th January 2014 @ 7:11am