Archive for the ‘1930s’ Category

The Whitwood Court Hotel, 1938

September 26, 2014

The Whitwood Court Hotel was located near the St. Johns Bridge on St. Helens Road, now Highway 30. This image was taken on November 10, 1938.

 

Whitwood Court Hotel, 1938 : A2009-009.564

Whitwood Court Hotel, 1938 : A2009-009.564

 

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Powell Park, 1935

September 25, 2014

On August 23, 1935, these children performed at Powell Park as a part of the Parks Bureau’s recreational programming. The park is located at SE 26th Ave. and Powell Blvd.

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Outdoor performance at Powell Park, Aug. 22, 1935 : A2000-025.1030

Outdoor performance at Powell Park, Aug. 22, 1935 : A2000-025.1030

 

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NW 3rd Avenue, 1935

September 19, 2014

The City Photographer took this image on NW 3rd Ave. between Hoyt St. and Glisan St. to document sewer repair work. This image documents a specific Federal WPA project.

Crew repairing sewer on NW 3rd between Hoyt and Glisan, Dec. 13, 1935 :  A2000-025.1053

Crew repairing sewer on NW 3rd between Hoyt and Glisan, Dec. 13, 1935 : A2000-025.1053

 

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Stanton Yard, 1931

September 18, 2014

This image documents the organization of Depression era public works crews at Stanton Yard. The City of Portland oversaw programs that spent local, state, and federal money to put large numbers of unemployed residents to work. Projects were as far flung as the Wilson River and Wolf Creek Highways. This image was taken April 10, 1931.

 

Organization of crews at Stanton Yard in North Portland, 1931 : A2000-025.117

Organization of crews at Stanton Yard in North Portland, 1931 : A2000-025.117

 

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Fire Drill Tower Construction, 1935

September 17, 2014

Construction of the fire drill tower began in 1935. In this image we see the beginning stages. The tower is located at SE Milwaukie Ave. and SE Powel Blvd. You can see part of the completed tower in the previous post about the vehicle inspection station on SE Powell and Milwaukie.

 

Fire Drill Tower Construction, June 6, 1935 : A2009-009.2823

Fire Drill Tower Construction, June 6, 1935 : A2009-009.2823

 

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Portland Waterfront, 1935

September 12, 2014

This aerial from 1935, gives us a great view of the ships arriving at the Portland waterfront for the rose festival. In this image we see the old (second) Morrison Bridge, the Burnside Bridge, and the Steel Bridge. This is a wonderful example of what the waterfront once looked like before the waterfront park existed.

 

Aerial view of ships arriving for the Rose Festival in downtown Portland, 1935 : A2005-005.1396.3

Aerial view of ships arriving for the Rose Festival in downtown Portland, 1935 : A2005-005.1396.3

 

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Nu Food Products

September 11, 2014

This photograph was captured at Nu Food Products kitchen located at 5757 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Here we have an interior view of the work area with four workers. The date of this image is circa 1931.

Interior view of the kitchen at Nu Food Products  on 5757 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, circa 1931 : A2008-001.45

Interior view of the kitchen at Nu Food Products on 5757 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, circa 1931 : A2008-001.45

 

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