Historic Hood River
Post Office Detail
We’ve seen this O.M. Pope view of one of the first buildings in Hood River before, but I thought you might enjoy seeing the faces of the children more clearly. This building faces onto First Street at the corner of Oak, and we know it was around as early as 1883, because it is visible in the Carleton Watkins image of that date. It later served as the Yasui Brothers store.
You can find it in the 1893 Sanborn map (the earliest one showing downtown Hood River.) The notations on that map indicate this was a two story building with dwellings on both levels, shingled roof, a post office, and external stairs out back with a covered first floor landing. It also shows the one story wood shed out back.