This fine view of the Davidson Fruit Company circa 1905 shows their wood frame packing house next to the brand new brick building. It's strawberry harvest time, and the berries are likely being prepared for a trip to Portland by steamer or train.
The brick building is still there, now known as the "Union Building" and containing law offices.
Check out that street light.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Talk about a knarly old Oak tree!
I find it quite amazing that they could even consider a market for shipping strawberries.
Seems impossible that they could survive the journey.
l.e. on 5th November 2014 @ 7:12am
Interesting style of wagon on the right. Notice the pulley's on the street light to lower it. But tell me why the "shutter" style doors outside the "regular" doors left of the Oak?
spinsur on 5th November 2014 @ 7:24am
Front wheels on the wagon on the right must be designed to allow for sharper turns.
Buzz on 5th November 2014 @ 10:01am
Soooo....I have a question Arthur.
Will you continue to provide us with these wonderful historical photos or will this kind of go by the wayside as you move away from HR mayor?
l.e. on 5th November 2014 @ 1:00pm
Sooo, l.e., you mean in 56 days 10 hours 12 minutes?
My interest in our history is entirely unrelated to serving as mayor. I do this as a volunteer with the county museum. My hope is to keep posting pictures until we run out of interesting material. I suppose that is a subjective criteria, but I'm not bored yet.
I am looking forward to our 1000th posting which should happen just before Groundhog Day.
Arthur on 5th November 2014 @ 1:55pm
l.e. on 5th November 2014 @ 2:46pm
I suspect that cart in the back is detachable from the driving seat. Just like today's fruit hauling truck and trailer.
Can anyone tell what the structure is above the brick building?
l.e. on 5th November 2014 @ 2:49pm
I sure agree with i.e.!!
Arlen Sheldrake on 5th November 2014 @ 10:14pm