Historic Hood River
United Brethren Gymnasium
We’ve seen the United Brethren Church at the NE corner of 6th and Oak before, but I don’t think I’ve shown the impressive gymnasium which was added in 1901. The building cost $1200 to construct, and was furnished with $200 worth of the athletic equipment, including a horizontal bar, swinging and trick rings, mats, punching bags, indoor baseball, Indian clubs and dumb bells. It also had hot and cold showers and a public reading room.