A current resident of Hood River would have no trouble recognizing this scene of 50 years ago, though all the businesses were different. We've got Hal's Mens Wear, Tausend's Jewelers, Fisher Rexall Drugs, Franz Home Town Hardware, the Mt. Hood Hotel, and Employment Service.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Look that that T-Bird..............Wish I had it, though I did have a bright red 1961.
Tausend's were not going out of business actually, think they were just moving up on the corner across from the 1st National Bank there. I can definitely find out about it.
They already had parking meters and air conditioners.
Can anyone read the sign in the window to the left of Hal's sign.
charlott on 5th June 2014 @ 7:06am
Cheap gas. Big cars that rolled down new freeways and felt like you were riding on an air cushion. Car trunks big enough for girls to hide in when we went to the drive in movies. I Know! I know! But we had fun with it when kids.
Buzz on 5th June 2014 @ 7:15am
charlott, the sign in the window says "Physician and Surgeon." I don't see a name.
Arthur on 5th June 2014 @ 7:45am
Dr. Edmundson and Dr. Thompson used to have practices in those upstairs rooms.
Susie on 5th June 2014 @ 7:57am
I miss Franz Hardware.
l.e. on 5th June 2014 @ 8:00am
My friend, James Mehlhoff owned and operated the barber shop down the street where you see the barber pole. It was called the "Bon Ton"
Judy on 5th June 2014 @ 8:17am
Eventually Hal's Men's Wear was bought out by Marv Harder and named "Marv's for Men"
Judy on 5th June 2014 @ 8:20am
j. c.Penny was to the left. And then Mode-O-Day I think.
nels on 5th June 2014 @ 9:07am
Having a hard time recalling the employment office downtown - where was it located?
Mr. Melhoff used to cut my hair in the early '80s. I may have been his only female customer - and the patrons didn't seem overly pleased to have a woman in their company. hehe...
Susan Baldwin on 5th June 2014 @ 9:23am
The employment service shares a sign with the Mt. Hood Hotel.
Arthur on 5th June 2014 @ 9:36am
I wonder about the 1964 date for this picture. According to the obituary for Marv Harder, he purchased the clothing store from Hal Shelton in 1963.
Also, the Employment Service was located in the front of the Yasui/Downing Building across 1st Street to the east of the Mt. Hood Hotel.
Bill Seaton on 5th June 2014 @ 10:05am
Dr. Al Henderson also had an office up there.
Norma on 5th June 2014 @ 1:20pm
Bill maybe you could try dating the picture based on the model year for the automobiles?
nels on 5th June 2014 @ 1:22pm
Nels the newest car there is the car on the right, a 63 1/2 Ford Galaxie, introduced in Jan. of 63.
Jim Gray on 5th June 2014 @ 4:09pm
The Chevy truck down the street might be a 63' - ?
Why is that logging on top of Mt Burdoin above WS town- ? Looks almost like a current day pic-
Steve r on 5th June 2014 @ 4:10pm
At one time there was a TINY long and narrow coffee shop/cafe next to the Mode'Oday
Judy on 6th June 2014 @ 10:03pm
Judy refers to the "TINY long and narrow coffee shop" which I think was Young's Bakery in the 1940's and 50's. They used to make great butter horns and you could buy one for 7 cents or get 3 of them for 20 cents.
Bill Seaton on 7th June 2014 @ 4:45pm
Herb Shea owned the jewelry store prior to the Tausend's. This was about the time that Carpenter's left the corner up across the street from 1st National Bank and Tausend went there....
Charlott on 9th June 2014 @ 8:42am