City Park, 1913

This photograph was taken at a bridge in City Park in 1913. City Park later became Washington Park. This image comes from a souvenir book called Night in Portland.

Night in Portland-Night view of a bridge in City Park, 1913 : A2004-002.7421

Night in Portland-Night view of a bridge in City Park, 1913 : A2004-002.7421

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10 Responses to “City Park, 1913”

  1. SwittersB Says:

    how magical is that image? You really out did yourself here…thank you.

  2. Lynette Says:

    Thanks for this fantastic image, y’all!

  3. EcoGrrl Says:

    Was this destroyed then?

  4. Jim Says:

    EcoGrrl, the bridge, pool and man-made waterfall in the photo no longer exist, but they live on in elements of the Japanese Garden which also has bridges, pools and fountains.

    I’m curious as to where exactly in Washington Park this tableau was situated.

    I can see something like this set up being useful along some paths in Forest Park.

  5. Claudia Says:

    it’s probably down in the heavily ivied section toward Burnside…

  6. Greg Says:

    I wonder at this date did they use one of the existing streams for this water feature. There were literally hundreds of small and large streams in the Portland area that no longer exist today.

  7. stiefve Says:

    Very noir-ish. Love it!

  8. Brad Says:

    And in color: http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/ref/collection/alaskawcanada/id/1789

  9. Daniel Veith Says:

    I believe this was in the very Northeast section of Washington Park in a section just west of the Henry Dodge Green and Ledbetter estates on Cedar Hill. http://vintageportland.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/city-park-zoo-1898/#comments

  10. simaroseblossom Says:

    Phenomenal photo! it looks so clear and modern for its time.

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