SW 12th Avenue, 1950

These men are removing snow on SW 12th Avenue between Main Street and Jefferson Street on Feb. 2, 1950. Notice Portland’s locally designed Scoopmobile in the background.

 

Crew by trucks and scoopmobile for snow removal on SW 12th Ave. between Main and Jefferson St., Feb. 2, 1950: A2000-025.2459

Crew by trucks and scoopmobile for snow removal on SW 12th Ave. between Main and Jefferson St., Feb. 2, 1950: A2000-025.2459

 

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Forest Park, 1953

These children are hiking in Forest Park. On the back of the photograph there is a note stating, “Forest park offers deep-woods trails. Easily accessible to city dwellers. Such hikes organized by park bureau playground directors thru the summer months.”

 

Children hiking through Forest Park, June 30, 1953: A2001-045.681

Children hiking through Forest Park, June 30, 1953: A2001-045.681

 

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N Lombard Street and Albina Avenue, circa 1954

The intersection at N Lombard Street and N Albina Avenue looking west. The Hot-N-Tot Tavern, the Lombard Theater, and Allen’s Columbia Pharmacy are visible in this image.

 

Intersection at N Lombard St. and N Albina Ave., 1952 : A2005-005.1198.2

Intersection at N Lombard St. and N Albina Ave., circa 1954 : A2005-005.1198.2

 

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Eliot School, circa 1951

The Eliot School once stood where the Matt Dishman Community Center now stands. Portland Parks took over the building in 1950 and transformed it into the Knott Street Community Center. The building was later renamed the Matt Dishman Community Center.

 

Eliot School on N Knott, circa 1951 : A2001-030

Eliot School on NE Knott, circa 1951 : A2001-030

 

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Rosy the Elephant, 1953

Rosy the elephant came to live at the Portland Zoo in 1953. This photograph captured part of the ceremony that celebrated her arrival to the city. In this image we Rosy with the mayor at the time, Fred Peterson, in front of City Hall.

 

Peterson & Buckley with Rosy the Elephant at City Hall, 1935 : A2005-005.1330.12

Peterson & Buckley with Rosy the Elephant at City Hall, 1935 : A2005-005.1330.12

 

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Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951

The photograph we have for you today was taken at the Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951. The center was renamed Matt Dishman Community Center in the late 1960s. There is a quote written on the back of this photograph stating, “Older adults, as well as girls and boys, keep the ping pong tables busy in the early evening hours at the Knott Street Center. Murals, the work of Oliver Dillner, one of the recreation supervisors at the center, show up nicely in this corner-of-the-room shot.” More information on the Matt Dishman Community Center can be found here.

Ping Pong at Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951 : A2001-045.668

Ping Pong at Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951 : A2001-045.668

 

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