Park Blocks, circa 1890

What a wonderful example of winter fashion from this time period! Here we have five girls playing in the snow in the Park Block area. This image was taken circa 1890.

 

Children with a sled in the Park Blocks, circa 1890 : A2004-002.1084

Children with a sled in the Park Blocks, circa 1890 : A2004-002.1084

 

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6 Responses to “Park Blocks, circa 1890”

  1. rod taylor Says:

    That reminds me…. I gotta take my Xmas tree to the dump.

  2. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    If someone knew more about the buildings around the Park Blocks we could determine where this picture was taken.

  3. Dan S. Says:

    I’m guessing we are looking NW at the corner of Market or Clay and Park. I think the Italianate home (center right, behind tree) is the Jacobs-Dolph home. I’m going off memory because I can’t find my right reference book to check. Am I right?

  4. Jim Says:

    We might be able to glean the location from Donald R. Nelson’s photo history “South Park Blocks, a Neighborhood History.” Is that the reference book you’re hunting for, Dan?

  5. Dan S. Says:

    I was thinking of “Heritage Lost” but I do have your book somewhere too. All of those mansions are well documented. It wouldn’t take much to figure it out. I’m just at work now…gotta go. :)

  6. Chuck Says:

    It’s a wonderful photo. My grandmother was born in Portland in 1892. So I find this peek into her childhood a great pleasure. Thanks for posting. The house my grandmother was born in is still standing – I believe the address is 5411 SE Woodstock. I used to walk by it every day on my way to Our Lady of Sorrows.

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