Archive for the ‘1910s’ Category

Portland Waterfront, circa 1918

October 13, 2014

Over the years, the Portland waterfront has transformed many times. Here is what the waterfront looked like circa 1918. This view is looking west, towards downtown Portland.

 

Portland waterfront and downtown looking west, circa 1918 : A2004-002.570

Portland waterfront and downtown looking west, circa 1918 : A2004-002.570

 

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W Burnside Street, 1913

October 7, 2014

This is a view of West Burnside St. looking east from 3rd Ave. taken on October 18, 1913. There are several signs and advertisements that are visible in this photograph, including Clark’s, All Nations Saloon, and a U.S. Army Recruiting Station window sign. Notice the mounted police officer and the old Burnside Bridge in the background.

 

West Burnside looking east from 3rd Ave, Oct. 18, 1913 : A2009-009.77

West Burnside looking east from 3rd Ave, Oct. 18, 1913 : A2009-009.77

 

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Union Station, circa 1913

August 25, 2014

This photograph shows Union Station’s exterior from NW Johnson St. The image includes the National Express Company, horse drawn carriages, the Olympia Hotel sign, and a Mascot billboard.

 

Union Station Exterior from NW Johnson St, 1913 : A2009-009.568

Union Station Exterior from NW Johnson St, 1913 : A2009-009.568

 

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Union Station, 1913

August 15, 2014

This is a great image of the exterior of Union Station from an atypical vantage point looking towards NW Broadway. To the left you can see the Depot Bar and in the center of the photograph, the Hotel Carlton shuttle. This image comes from a glass negative.

Union Station exterior looking west, Oct. 10, 1913 :  A2009-009.76

Union Station exterior looking west, Oct. 10, 1913 : A2009-009.76

 

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City Park, 1913

August 1, 2014

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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Broadway Bridge, circa 1918

July 23, 2014

Today we have an image of the Broadway Bridge, circa 1918. Bridge construction took place between 1911 and 1912. Click here for more information on the Broadway Bridge.

Broadway bridge with ship, circa 1918 : A2004-002.569

Broadway bridge with ship, circa 1918 : A2004-002.569

 

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SW 3rd Avenue, 1915

July 9, 2014

Today we have an image of the beautiful lighted arches that once lined 3rd Avenue in southwest Portland from 1915. This was known as the Great Light Way, which was erected in 1914. All the remnants of the Great Light Way have been removed.

Arch street lights SW 3rd Ave. 1915 : 2004-002.1445

Arch street lights SW 3rd Ave. 1915 : 2004-002.1445

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