St. Johns Fire Station, circa 1932

November 25, 2014

This photograph shows a number man standing outside the old St. Johns City Hall and fire station in 1932. The structure on the left of the image was identified as a bandstand, according to the envelope the image came in. The old City Hall still stands today and is located at 7214 N Philadelphia Avenue, and now serves as the Portland Police Bureau Training Division building.

 

St. Johns fire station and bandstand, 1932: A2009-009.2609

St. Johns fire station and bandstand, circa 1932: A2009-009.2609

 

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Help us out!

November 24, 2014

We have a mystery photograph for you today. This aerial was taken circa 1960.

 

Aerial view, circa 1960: A2010-002.965

Aerial view, circa 1960: A2010-002.965

 

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Cityscape, circa 1895

November 21, 2014

This cityscape, circa 1895, is from Southwest Portland looking northeast, towards the old Morrison Bridge.

 

SW Portland looking northeast, circa 1895: A2004-002.956

SW Portland looking northeast, circa 1895: A2004-002.956

 

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SW Morrison Street, 1976

November 20, 2014

This is another image from the Sign Compliance survey in 1976. This image is from SW Morrison Street near 11th Avenue looking northwest. Gregory’s Tavern, Leo’s Coiffures, and the Diamond Head Restaurant are visible in this image.

 

Sign Compliance Survey Core Area  SW Morrison St., 1976: A2011-018.72

Sign Compliance Survey Core Area SW Morrison St., 1976: A2011-018.72

 

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Vintage Portland Update!

November 19, 2014

Next week there will be a slight change to the appearance of the Vintage Portland website. The information and frequency of the posts will stay the same. However, the site will be presented in a clearer format. Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns about the changes.

Southwest Mystery Location, circa 1890

November 19, 2014

Somewhere in Southwest Portland, circa 1890, these women and children were enjoying a snowy day. Can anyone pinpoint the location of this image?

 

Girls in the snow in SW Portland, circa 1890: A2004-002.1087

Girls in the snow in SW Portland, circa 1890: A2004-002.1087

 

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NW Couch Street and 3rd Avenue, 1976

November 18, 2014

This photograph comes from a Sign Compliance survey that took place in 1976. This image shows the corner of NW Couch Street and 3rd Avenue, looking southwest.

 

Sign Compliance Survey  NW Couch St., 1976: A2011-018.276

Sign Compliance Survey NW Couch St., 1976: A2011-018.276

 

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