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)

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3 Responses to “South Portland, c1900”

  1. Dave Says:

    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”.

  2. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    I can’t be sure I’m in the right area but if these are the houses you’re referring to then yes, (obviously) they’re still standing. I can’t tell if the houses on the Sherman side of the street (south side of the block) are original or not. Here’s the whole block

  3. portlandpreservation Says:

    The center-right whitish house – Isn’t that the Italianate 2-story house that is still standing just off 5th and Jackson?

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