Historic Hood River
First Hood River County Museum
The Hood River Historical Society set up a county museum in the building behind the county courthouse (Butler Bank Building) in 1949. It was there until 1952.
I enjoy looking at details in these old museum photos to see what artifacts I can recognize and what shape they are in. I recognize a box of harmonicas under the sailing vessel (with a phonograph turntable inexplicably placed on top), as well as the photographs on the shelves at right. We saw the rightmost photograph in Monday’s post, though only a small portion of it. I don’t know if it was torn in pieces at some later date, or if this is a different print we no longer have. I can make out only a few words on the note tacked to the print: “Oak Street Apartments,” lending credence to placing that image at 6th and Oak.