Fire Destroys Kayak Shed, Historic ‘Hear in the Gorge’ Yasui Building

Photo by Bailey McManus, Hood River News

Fire Destroys Kayak Shed, a historic Yasui family building

Send good thoughts to our friends at Kayak Shed, which burned last night. It appears Ground Coffee, next door, may have escaped with minor water/smoke damage.

As you may recall, the historic Ground Building was featured in our first Hear in the Gorge podcast episode “Almost Home”. It was built by the Yasui family as their 3rd store, and while the family was interned they stored much of their belongings in the basement of the building – which is part of the reason we have such a robust collection of their history.

If you haven’t yet heard the podcasts, or want to refresh your memory, Hear in the Gorge podcasts are available for free on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn

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