Granada Theatre (1929)
Columbia Gorge Community College (1929)
Originally built as a a 270 bed hospital for tuberculosis patients, known as the Eastern Oregon Tuberculosis Hospital (1929-1959). In May of 1959 the state converted the hospital to the Columbia Park State Home, which was Oregon’s first institution for chronically ill and geriatric patients. In 1965 it was renamed the Columbia Park Hospital and Training Center; its role was changed to the care of mentally retarded adults. The facility closed in 1977, then sold to Judson Baptist College in the early 1980s. In 1993 it was sold to Columbia Gorge Community College.
Can be viewed from the 200/300 blocks of East First Street ( across the tracks).“The Times-Mountaineer” merged from two previous papers and was the direct descendant of the oldest newspaper in Eastern Oregon, which was published for a while in the Gitchell Building. This was “The Dalles Times,” which traced its lineage to the military paper published at Fort Dalles. The Dalles Chronicle was an upstart, published in competition with the Times-Mountaineer beginning in 1890 and ultimately supplanting it. The newspaper was founded amid a dispute over the city’s water service.
OH this building was so cool. In my teens this was the "Head Shop: where all the incense, posters, India jewelry, and tapestries ect were sold.. I loved going in there it was a magical place. The building itself was very cool as well.!
Historic Ben Snipes Home (1865)
In 1865 Ben Snipes (1835 - 1906), the "Northwest Cattle King," built this house for his bride, Mary. By 1864, Snipes owned more cattle than any other person in the Northwest, with livestock estimated at 125,000 head of cattle and 20,000 horses. In 1958 Snipes was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Hall of Great Westerners. In 2004 Alan and Bev Eagy converted the Snipes home into the ANZAC Tea Parlour, complete with its own commercial kitchen.
I never visited this home but I may if I get a chance to get back home..
The original Wasco County Courthouse was completed in 1859 and was first located at the intersection of East 3rd and Court Street. This courthouse, seat of government in a county that once was 130,000 square miles,was built in response to a citizen petition. It is one of only two still standing which date back to Oregon Territorial days. The building, which cost $2,500, provided the first county-owned jail and office space. The current county courthouse is the latest of three courthouses. Built in 1914 at a cost of $179,645. Halls are finished with marble and exterior and interior walls are terra cotta tile. The building has been moved many times and today it stands completely restored.