Historic Hood River
Olinger and Bone Livery Stable
We saw this image seven years ago, but this is a different print with some different information. The Olinger and Bone’s Livery was on the north side of Cascade Avenue (then River Street), just west of Second Street, in the 1890s. By 1902 the building was being used for storage, and by 1905 the Hotel Waucoma was built across the street and this building was gone.
This print is from the collection of Earl Bartmess, who I believe was very active collecting and documenting local history. He identifies this as Mt. Hood Stage Company, which is what a sign on he building says. The sign below says “Oliver Chilled Plows.” You can read the interesting history of Oliver Chilled Plow Works of South Bend, Indiana, here (and learn what was chilled about them).
Sadly we’ve lost two of our historians who commented on this image the last time around, but at least we have their knowledge recorded in these pages.