This undated Alva Day view of Hood River from the east side shows a freshly paved State Street and a bright and shiny new concrete bridge, so I'm placing this at 1920 or shortly thereafter. Compare this view of our city with yesterday's 1883 view. What a difference 37 years makes.
Button Junction has a nice billboard advertising services for motorists. Here's what I can make out:
This angle gives a clear view of the junction of the OR&N and Mt. Hood Railroad junction. You can also see some of the more rustic houses along Bluff Road.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Really a great view of the old Button house.
Didn't realize the trees went out that far into the river.
Charlott on 29th October 2014 @ 7:06am
If I recall correctly my great grand mother worked at The Pheasant Cafe - does anyone know or recall much about it ?
Steve r on 29th October 2014 @ 8:22am
The April 1921 Journal of Public Works, under Columbia river Highway, states:
"Beautifying Highways. The matter of beautifying the highways has had consideration from the commission and it is thought that this feature should be given more attention in the future....
The commission has instructed its engineers to remove all advertising signs within the highway limits by the law so that the highways themselves are free from advertising except, of course, those signs which are on private property."
l.e. on 29th October 2014 @ 11:00am
What is the tower like structure to the right where Tum-a-lum Lumber is today?
What date was the original OR&N bridge replaced?
longshot on 29th October 2014 @ 11:25am
The OR&N bridge was constructed in 1907, replacing the one we saw yesterday. One of the reasons it was built was to straighten out a bad curve in the track leaving the station.
Arthur on 29th October 2014 @ 11:53am
The Pheasant Cafe was in the Hotel Oregon building (Second and Cascade).
Arthur on 29th October 2014 @ 12:34pm
The bad curve Arthur mentions the RR straightening was doubly bad as it was on trestle, not good in a spot where the train would be braking for the station.
Kenn on 31st October 2014 @ 10:36am