Archive for the ‘1910s’ Category

Fairmount Hotel Postcard Back, c1910

April 4, 2014

Tuesday’s postcard that we identified as the Fairmount Hotel at NW Vaughn & 26th created a bit of doubt about it actually being the Fairmount. Shown here is the back of the same postcard. It does not prove anything other than that the writer thought it was the Fairmount, but here it is anyway.

fairmount hotel back c1910(Bud Holland)

Fairmount Hotel, c1910

April 1, 2014

Seeing the 1951 version of the Leonard Apartments (Fairmount Hotel building) last week, VP Fan Bud Holland dug through his archives and found this great circa 1910 postcard of the original Fairmount Hotel. There have been quite a few architectural changes since then, including extending the second floor rooms to the porch roof edge to provide more interior square footage. Thanks again Bud!

Update: This is probably not the Fairmount Hotel building. See the comments and discussion here. We’ll put this one in the Mystery Location category.

fairmount hotel c1910(Bud Holland)

EE Lytle Home, c1910

December 2, 2013

The E.E. Lytle home once stood on the southwest corner of Northwest 24th Avenue at Johnson Street. This great home is gone but it appears the two other homes seen here, its neighbor to the west and the one across Johnson street, are still with us.

ee lytle home 175 nw 24th street 20758 1910(University of Oregon Libraries)

Front Street, c1910

October 17, 2013

Horse-drawn wagons were certainly the transportation of choice on Front Street in 1910; automobiles had not yet caught on in a big way. This view is south, probably at about Stark or Washington Street.

A2004-002.7738 Front Street 1910(City of Portland Archives)

Rose Festival Parade, 1915

October 7, 2013

This photo is identified as being of the 1915 Rose Festival Parade along N. (now NW) 6th Avenue. Ads in The Oregonian show The Nickelodeon theater on SW 6th between Alder and Washington, across from The Oregonian Building. Had The Nickelodeon moved north of Burnside by 1915? Is this photo totally mislabeled? A mystery to be solved!

Found: SE Grand at Morrison.

Rose Festival Parade on N Sixth St (NW Sixth) 1915(City of Portland Archives)

Portland Harbor, 1910

September 18, 2013

This vision for Portland’s bridges across the Willamette River greeted The Oregonian readers on the first day of 1910. The Broadway Bridge at bottom had not been built yet. The illustration shows the industrial nature of Portland’s waterfront at that time, and the reliance on sailing ships to move cargo to and from distant ports.

bridges 19100101(The Oregonian, University of Oregon Libraries)

Broadway Building, 1914

August 27, 2013

The new Broadway Building on the northwest corner of SW Broadway and Morrison Street was highlighted in this full-page feature in The Oregonian,¬†January 1, 1914. It’s now called the Pioneer Building.¬†The “Gray’s” seen on the corner sign and in the windows refers to the former R.M. Gray men’s furnishings store from yesterday’s post, having moved here after completion of the building.

broadway building 1914(The Oregonian, from University of Oregon Libraries)


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