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.
Tags: 1910s, 4th Street, church, Riverside Congregational Church, Sherman Street, State Street
This photo clearly illustrates that Hood River is one big rock garden!
Digging foundations by hand. No big deal.
My goodness, I'm surprised that ground grows anything.
I wonder where they put all the rock.
I see no horses. How did those men move those massive rocks? Rounded rocks show they were tumbled, and the size shows it was a heavy flow to move such large boulders.
So would these rocks be tumbled and rounded by glacial flows or are they from Mt. Hood's activities?