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Hood River in Hood River County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Sproat Building

1911

 

—City of Hood River Downtown Historic District —

 
Sproat Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
1. Sproat Building Marker
Inscription. Prominent business person and leader of the fruit industry, Charles H. Sproat financed the construction of the Sproat Building in 1911 to house the E.A. Franz Furniture Company. Upon completion, the owners boasted of a buff colored brick exterior , interior elevator, expansive mezzanine level, and interior archway connecting the store to Franz Hardware. W.C. McClain organized and managed Franz Furniture Company until 1939 when he opened the McClain Furniture store in downtown Hood River.
 
Erected by City of Hood River Review Board.
 
Location. 45° 42.527′ N, 121° 30.696′ W. Marker is in Hood River, Oregon, in Hood River County. Marker is on Oak Street (U.S. 30) near 1st Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Oak Street, Hood River OR 97031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blowers Building (a few steps from this marker); The Mount Hood Hotel Annex (a few steps from this marker); DeWitt Motors (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eliot Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood River City Hall
Sproat Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
2. Sproat Building and Marker
The marker is to the left of the Basik Acai Cafe.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Brosius Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hood River.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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