Historic Hood River
Pano Detail: Hood River
Here’s the Lost Lake Lumber Company mill (1900-1906) in the foreground on a point which juts into the Columbia (where the interstate bridge lands now) and the town of Hood River in the background. It’s a funny angle, but you should be able to make out Cascade and State Streets running west up the hill at a diagonal to the view. There is a north/south band of trees which is the drainage from Jackson Park down 13th Street. Beyond that– wilderness.
I think that may be the old Armory to the very far right, on Cascade at the very edge of town (about 9th). At the east end of Cascade, up against the Hood River you may be able to make out the cluster of buildings including the OR&N Company rail depot, the original Mt. Hood Hotel, and the Rand Livery. Behind that cluster I can just make out the George Crowell general store at Second and Oak, but it’s not easy to see.
You may have more luck picking out the steeple of the Methodist Episcopal church on State at 6th. If you move down State you’ll see the Pythian meeting hall at 4th.
Heading east from the rail depot you’ll see the very long trestle (which is now a dike) over the Hood River flood plain. The dike ends at the railroad bridge, but because of the angle we’re seeing it almost head on and it’s difficult to see. You can tell by the shape that it’s the older, pre-1907 bridge. The wagon bridge is just off the edge, but not really visible from this angle anyway.
You can also make out a nice clearing with a couple of buildings which is now the Heights. I think 12th Street would run on one side of the clearing and 13th on the other. I don’t see any sign of the 1908 High School on May Street, which makes sense given our tentative “late 1905” date for this image.
Do you see anything else interesting?