Morrison Street, circa 1904

September 22, 2014

These goats are being trained for use in Alaska during the rush for the Klondike gold fields. This photograph was taken on Morrison Street and comes from a 1904 booklet titled, In and About Portland Oregon.

 

Training goats on Morrison St., circa 1904 : A2004-002.139

Training goats on Morrison St., circa 1904 : A2004-002.139

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NW 3rd Avenue, 1935

September 19, 2014

The City Photographer took this image on NW 3rd Ave. between Hoyt St. and Glisan St. to document sewer repair work. This image documents a specific Federal WPA project.

Crew repairing sewer on NW 3rd between Hoyt and Glisan, Dec. 13, 1935 :  A2000-025.1053

Crew repairing sewer on NW 3rd between Hoyt and Glisan, Dec. 13, 1935 : A2000-025.1053

 

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Stanton Yard, 1931

September 18, 2014

This image documents the organization of Depression era public works crews at Stanton Yard. The City of Portland oversaw programs that spent local, state, and federal money to put large numbers of unemployed residents to work. Projects were as far flung as the Wilson River and Wolf Creek Highways. This image was taken April 10, 1931.

 

Organization of crews at Stanton Yard in North Portland, 1931 : A2000-025.117

Organization of crews at Stanton Yard in North Portland, 1931 : A2000-025.117

 

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Fire Drill Tower Construction, 1935

September 17, 2014

Construction of the fire drill tower began in 1935. In this image we see the beginning stages. The tower is located at SE Milwaukie Ave. and SE Powel Blvd. You can see part of the completed tower in the previous post about the vehicle inspection station on SE Powell and Milwaukie.

 

Fire Drill Tower Construction, June 6, 1935 : A2009-009.2823

Fire Drill Tower Construction, June 6, 1935 : A2009-009.2823

 

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Morrison Bridge, 1894

September 16, 2014

In this image is a view of the first Morrison Bridge,looking east during the 1894 flood. The river is sitting at a high level not far from the bridge’s deck.

 

 Old Morrison St. Bridge, 1894 : A2004-002.695

Old Morrison St. Bridge, 1894 : A2004-002.695

 

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Stark Street

September 15, 2014

The image you see today was sent in by Brian Rollins. The photo was taken at the foot of Stark Street before the seawall was constructed.

The boy on the right is William Kerr.  The four boys took the sloop from downtown on a voyage down to Astoria and back. Keep in mind that the boys did it without GPS, cell phone, radar or other assistance.

You can see the Burnside Bridge in the background.

Astoria Voyage of William Kerr on Sloop Albatross : Brian Rollins

Astoria Voyage of William Kerr on Sloop Albatross : Brian Rollins

Portland Waterfront, 1935

September 12, 2014

This aerial from 1935, gives us a great view of the ships arriving at the Portland waterfront for the rose festival. In this image we see the old (second) Morrison Bridge, the Burnside Bridge, and the Steel Bridge. This is a wonderful example of what the waterfront once looked like before the waterfront park existed.

 

Aerial view of ships arriving for the Rose Festival in downtown Portland, 1935 : A2005-005.1396.3

Aerial view of ships arriving for the Rose Festival in downtown Portland, 1935 : A2005-005.1396.3

 

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