Goose Hollow, 1892

Goose Hollow is shown in this 1892 photo from the hillside above. Jefferson Street cuts left-right across the bottom while 18th goes diagonally from bottom-right and crosses in front of the Exposition Building at left-center. The large building at lower-right is still with us today but the surrounding area has been filled in so that the main structure is at ground level.

(City of Portland Archives)

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7 Responses to “Goose Hollow, 1892”

  1. Todd Says:

    Great picture! I am wondering if the large building at the middle left is the old tannery and where PGE Park/Civic Stadium is at? Still wondering if the old vats from the tannery are still buried there as the story goes….

  2. Jim Says:

    I would have thought the large building on the right would be the carbarn for the the Portland Cable Railway Company. I was under the impression that the building was demolished after the line was discontinued: If it isn’t, what is housed there today?

    http://tinzeroes.blogspot.com/2006/04/portland-heights-cable-car-line.html

  3. Jim Says:

    Ah! a quick Googlemaps search leads me to believe it’s this building on the Lincoln campus:

    http://g.co/maps/ekz2z

  4. Jim Says:

    Todd,

    The large building on the middle-left is the original Exposition Building (Northwest Industrial Exposition Building). We’re looking at the back side here which faced what is now Jeld-Wen Field. Here’s a look at the front:

    http://oregondigital.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/archpnw&CISOPTR=19927&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

  5. John E. Rescoe Says:

    Can anyone identify the large multi-storied victorian building with the two tall spires just right of center as old Portland High School? I think what I’m referring to would be the 1885 high school if that’s what it is.

  6. Todd Says:

    Jim. Thanks for the info. Very amazing picture.

  7. Edmund Says:

    “Can anyone identify the large multi-storied victorian building with the two tall spires just right of center as old Portland High School? I think what I’m referring to would be the 1885 high school if that’s what it is”.

    You’re correct John, that is the old Portland High School.

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