Archive for the ‘North’ Category

Portland Community College Cascade Campus, circa 1969

August 27, 2014

Here we have an excellent aerial of what is now Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus located on N Killingsworth Street. The school began as a small Christian College which transferred its holdings to the entity that created PCC. The campus has transformed and expanded over the years since this photograph was taken, circa 1969. In the lower left corner you can see the Jefferson High School football field, and to the right of the field, the Multnomah County Library North Portland branch. In the upper left of the image you can see Ockley Green School and the defunct streetcar barns near N Jessup. In the upper right you can see the Peninsula Park Rose Garden.

 

Aerial view of Cascade Campus, circa 1969 : A2010-002.205

Aerial view of Cascade Campus, circa 1969 : A2010-002.205

 

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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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Fireboat 3 Station, 1938

August 18, 2014

Here we have an excellent view of the floating Fireboat 3 Station when it was located at the St. Johns Bridge. In this view, we are looking northeast, towards St. Johns. In the background you can see the building that is now the Portland Police Bureau: Training Division building. Three identical fireboats, built in the late 1920s, were located near the Hawthorne Bridge (Fireboat 1, Mike Laudenklos), in lower Albina (Fireboat 2, David Campbell) and in various locations in St. Johns area (Fireboat 3, Karl Gunster). The David Campbell is still active today as a reserve fireboat and is located at Station 6 in Northwest Portland near Front Ave.

 

Floating Fire Station next to the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938 : A2009-009.1681

Floating Fire Station next to the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938 : A2009-009.1681

 

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Help Us Out!

July 25, 2014

Here we see houses getting moved to make way for the construction of the Minnesota Freeway. In a previous post you helped us locate an intersection for a similar image. We know that this image was taken at N. Vancouver Avenue, but can anyone help us identify the cross street. The lack of landmarks in the photograph makes it difficult to pinpoint the location.

N Vancouver Ave house moving, circa 1963 : A2005-001.684

N Vancouver Ave house moving, circa 1963 : A2005-001.684

FOUND: N Vancouver Ave. and N Lombard St.

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St. Johns Plaza, 1979

June 30, 2014

This photograph was taken in the heart of St. Johns in 1979, on the corner of N. Philadelphia Avenue and N. Lombard Street looking north. Remember when the #35 Trimet bus that services areas of North Portland used to be the #1 bus? The clock in the photograph still stands today.

St. Johns Plaza, 1979 : A2010-003

St. Johns Plaza, 1979 : A2010-003

 

Aerial of the shipyards, circa 1945

June 26, 2014

Today we have a wonderful aerial of the shipyards along the Willamette River in North Portland circa 1945. In the middle of the photograph you can also see N Interstate Avenue where it intersects with Albina Avenue, Mississippi Avenue, and Russell Street. In the lower right of the image is Fireboat 2 outside of its station. This boat, the David Campbell, still serves in reserve based at Station 6 on the other side of the river off of NW Front Ave.

Aerial of shipyards circa 1945 : A2005-005.1416.4

Aerial of shipyards circa 1945 : A2005-005.1416.4

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N Jersey St. & N Richmond, 1932

June 24, 2014

Today we have an image of the “number man” documenting the corner of N. Jersey Street and N. Richmond Avenue while getting some shade from the awning at The Harmony Dance Hall in St. Johns

N Jersey St. and N Richmond Ave. circa 1932 : A2009-009.2603

N Jersey St. and N Richmond Ave. circa 1932 : A2009-009.2603

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