Historic Hood River
It took a little sleuthing to unravel this image, but I think I’ve got it figured out. Notes on the reverse indicate the Riverside Congregational Church was being moved from 4th and State Streets to Sherman Street circa 1912. That’s a little confusing, since the wooden structure of the Congregational Church was built on the north side of Sherman in 1891 and stayed at that location until 1912. In 1912 the new stone church building was built at that lot, facing onto State Street, and apparently the old wooden structure was moved across the street to 311 Sherman Street.
I think this image shows the excavation of the foundation for the new church building in 1912, as well as the preparation to move the old building. It is supported by cribbing and appears to have been rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise. It was then slid across the street to become a private residence. The details on the 1916 Sanborn map indicate significant changes to the layout, including removal of the steeple. It was still at that location in 1991 when Sally Donovan did the historic survey, but it is no longer there.