Archive for the ‘1930s’ Category

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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The Number Man, 1930

September 5, 2014

The number man is standing close to the Harbor Wall near Davis St., with the Steel Bridge in the background to the north. The structures on the left side of the image are on Front Ave.

 

Steel Bridge, 1930 :  A2009-009.2540

Steel Bridge, 1930 : A2009-009.2540

 

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Montavilla Park Pool, 1935

September 4, 2014

Montavilla Park pool, August 16, 1935. This photo was taken as part of series documenting the State Emergency Relief Administration of Oregon project titled: Recreational – Summer 1935. “The purpose of this project was to provide recreational supervision and direction for all ages – particularly the unemployed youth and the 60,000 school children during the period of summer vacation.”

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Large group of children in pool at Montavilla Park for recreational program, Aug. 16, 1935 : A2000-025.1035

Large group of children in pool at Montavilla Park for recreational program, Aug. 16, 1935 : A2000-025.1035

 

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OHSU, circa 1939

August 29, 2014

Today we have an aerial view of southwest Portland overlooking OHSU. In this aerial you can also see SW Terwilliger Blvd., SW Barbur Blvd., SW Farmington Rd., Marquam Nature Park, and the upper portion of Duniway Park containing the lilac gardens.

Aerial of SW overlooking OHSU, circa 1939 : A2001-045.443

Aerial of SW overlooking OHSU, circa 1939 : A2001-045.443

 

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Rankin Airport, 1930

August 21, 2014

Today was have a photograph of the Rankin Airstrip during the construction phase on N Union Ave near N Columbia St. The inscription written on the back of the image stated, “Plane and hangar 1930. While construction and grading was going on.”

 

Rankin Airport construction, 1930 : A2004-002.2073

Rankin Airport construction, 1930 : A2004-002.2073

 

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