Yes, this is the one I remember seeing. It was not in use and think it was just before it was destroyed.
charlott on 22nd May 2014 @ 7:01am
Any idea where the water would come up to today at normal pool height?
Rawhyde on 22nd May 2014 @ 7:29am
Rawhyde, take a look at Monday's map, since the map is after 1930, it would reflect this 2.0 version; it will show the winter water level, and has contours. Corps has a flowage easement now to about the 84' contour, but I think the water is usually around the 75'-78' area. Something around 25' higher than pictured, so maybe approaching the second floor?
spinsur on 22nd May 2014 @ 7:57am
Well, it is simple.
They added the rock pillars and outside decking to the wooden structure.
Compare the roof line of yesterday's photo #900 with photo #223. It is exactly the same.
And the upstairs windows in this photo look just like yesterday's windows.
They must have added some fill in order to extend the decking.
l.e. on 22nd May 2014 @ 8:13am
It would be interesting to know who did the stone masonry work. Could it have been Italian workers from the Highway project?
l.e. on 22nd May 2014 @ 8:27am
Looks like they must have added a large amount of fill in front of the building before the rock front was added. That would have taken a lot of loads with the equipment they had available in that day.
I wonder if most of the bathing suits we see in these pics were rented? That would explain why they were all mostly alike.
Longshot on 22nd May 2014 @ 9:59am
What a beautiful structure! My mother and her sister went to Koberg's during the summer a lot during the 20's. Longshot, all I can say about the bathing suits is that I have pictures of them in the same suits everyone else is wearing at the beach. I think this was before Jantzen made bathing suits fashionable.
Jill Stanford on 22nd May 2014 @ 10:19am
Think you might be right l.e. Why do I have the feeling that Arthur may have known all along what happened to the wooden structure and has been leading us down the proverbial primrose path. No. Can't be. Arthur, please tell us you are too honorable for that.
Buzz on 22nd May 2014 @ 10:40am
Buzz.....the same thought popped into my head this morning.
Then I thought.....no, Arthur wouldn't do that. Would he?
I did find this comment by W. Reid Meritt, a former ODOT employee.
"Reid recalled that Koberg Beach, between Hood River and Mosier, was a very popular recreation area. It had an old barn that you drove through and paid your fee for entry to park. There was also a very nice beach and rock bathhouse. In the earlier days they had danced in the top of the barn."
l.e. on 22nd May 2014 @ 11:05am
Many thanks Arthur for an amazing sequence of photos showing the history of Koberg Beach....next, a "today" photo?
Arlen Sheldrake on 22nd May 2014 @ 4:34pm
I've actually only shown half of the Koberg posts I prepared from this new album, so you'll see some more later this summer or maybe next year.
Sorry, no "today" picture tomorrow. Just a view of the spectacular setting on a spectacular day long ago. This is a history site, after all.
Arthur on 22nd May 2014 @ 6:04pm
Any photos of people dancing on top of the barn? Sounds bazaar. Pictures of other parts of the Koberg area would great. Sad the life of the dance pavilion was so short. Ah for the days before TV (and later the computer) stole all our time.
longshot on 22nd May 2014 @ 8:51pm