Historic Hood River
Here’s another fine interior view of the Fashion Stable on Front Street– with some added surprises. There are a bunch of nice carriages in the shadows to the right, and if you look carefully there are at least two automobiles in the very back of the stables. Right in the center, there is a man on his knees servicing an automobile (see detail below). We know the Fashion Livery also served as a garage from about 1907 when the first auto arrived in Hood River until it burned in 1929.
I’d also like to share an update with you. An HHR reader forwarded the “1520 Wasco Avenue” post to a former owner of the building, who suggested a very surprising history. I was able to confirm her story, so check out the updated notes on that photo.