Goose Hollow Aerial, 1932

This is a southwest-facing aerial view of the Goose Hollow area in 1932. From the Vista Avenue Viaduct and the old Multnomah Athletic Club on the right, to Portland Heights on the left, there is plenty of detail to pore over in this terrific photo. There are not many single family homes left today in the areas straddling SW Jefferson and SW 18th Avenue.

A1999-004.51 Aerial view of SW Portland near the Vista Bridge 1932(City of Portland Archives)

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12 Responses to “Goose Hollow Aerial, 1932”

  1. Since 1962! Says:

    I thought the earlier Canyon Rd. would be low and to the left. Now, I can search any remnants!

  2. Michael Orr Says:

    Sure this is 1932? There’s no Town Club in the photo, which was already there by 1928. But clearly after fall of 1926, when the stadium opened.

  3. Mike G Says:

    It looks like Mac/Civic/Jeld Wen is all striped for the Timbers even back in ’32! Just waiting for the Timber army to be born.

  4. Jim Says:

    Michael,

    According to Portlandmaps, the current building housing Town Club was built in 1932. Perhaps the large dwelling to the West of the Multnomah Club housed the Town Club until the current building was constructed?

    Mike G, although I personally bear no ill will towards the Timbers, I suspect you got that thumbs down because some of us are still smarting over the loss of the Beavers.

  5. Dan Davis Says:

    The large home to the west of the MAC at 21st and Salmon was the home of Nahum Amos King, eldest son of Amos Nahum King, for whom the King’s Hill neighborhood is named. It was demolished in the early 1950s and the Portland Towers apartment building stands on that lot today.

  6. felixstrange Says:

    This is one of the few pictures I have found that shows the location of the Portland Cable Railway powerhouse at Chapman (18th) and Mill Street where Highway 26 runs today:

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h303/tinzeroes/Portland%20Heights%20Trestle/CableCaratpowerhouse18thMill.jpg

    http://goo.gl/maps/K5Bje

    You can also see that the two large Victorian houses at 1814 and 1824 SW Market have already been moved there from their original locations:

    http://goo.gl/maps/spF4T

    Does anyone know the story behind the move or any details about those two houses?

    The original 1890 Zion Lutheran Chuch can be seen on the corner of 18th and Salmon:

    http://www.zion-portland.org/History.html

    One of the few survivors in the neighborhood is the house on the southwest corner of 17th and Columbia which was built in 1880:

    http://goo.gl/maps/u3MWu

  7. Adam Says:

    The houses that caught my eye, are the two just to the left of the bridge in the picture. Despite some minor changes, they seem to still be standing today. http://goo.gl/maps/Qmh4x
    What a great shot, thank you!

  8. Michael Orr Says:

    Thanks, Jim. Guess I had the club’s founding date, not the construction date of the building for the Town Club. Still, the gardens where the club was built were still undeveloped when this photo was taken. Still think it’s pre-1932 but maybe not as early as I originally thought.

  9. Edmund Says:

    The Whidden & Lewis designed C.E.S. Wood house was still standing when this pic was taken. It was situated by the NE corner of the Vista bridge and was demolished when the house and grounds were donated to the Portland Garden Club.

  10. Marsha Walker Says:

    There used to be a cemetery near what would be SW 21st and Jefferson, according to this: http://www.lenzenresearch.com/carutherscem.html

  11. wl Says:

    The Jefferson plot sounds like the Childrens Museum site, which has remains found every so often (some just this summer).

  12. wl Says:

    Oops, too far… they most likely mean the ridge across from the BMW place, behind the Goose Hollow MAX stop. The photo does shows a flat place there.

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