South Portland, c1900

Interesting stereoscope photo of South Portland circa 1900. The main intersection in the lower left is 6th and Grant. The tiny sliver of the northwest corner of that intersection shows an old reservoir which can be seen on the Glover bird’s-eye illustration from last week. I believe the four houses facing the reservoir at the extreme lower left corner are still standing.

(City of Portland Archives)

3 thoughts on “South Portland, c1900

  1. It looked a lot nicer before I-405, I-5 and a mess of highways destroyed and isolated the entire neighborhood. Riding the aerial tram down from OHSU every day, I can’t help thinking how nice that neighborhood must have been prior to all that “progress”.

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