Archive for the ‘Northwest’ Category

W Burnside Street, 1913

October 7, 2014

This is a view of West Burnside St. looking east from 3rd Ave. taken on October 18, 1913. There are several signs and advertisements that are visible in this photograph, including Clark’s, All Nations Saloon, and a U.S. Army Recruiting Station window sign. Notice the mounted police officer and the old Burnside Bridge in the background.

 

West Burnside looking east from 3rd Ave, Oct. 18, 1913 : A2009-009.77

West Burnside looking east from 3rd Ave, Oct. 18, 1913 : A2009-009.77

 

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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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Guilds Lake Clean Up, 1944

September 10, 2014

In this image we see children and recreation directors gathered with garbage cans and bundles of paper for Guilds Lake Clean Up week. This photograph was taken on July 28, 1944 as a part of the Housing Authority of Portland series of photos documenting life in the various housing units.

 

Guilds Lake housing clean up, circa 1944 : A2001-025.227

Guilds Lake housing clean up, 1944 : A2001-025.227

 

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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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Union Station, circa 1913

August 25, 2014

This photograph shows Union Station’s exterior from NW Johnson St. The image includes the National Express Company, horse drawn carriages, the Olympia Hotel sign, and a Mascot billboard.

 

Union Station Exterior from NW Johnson St, 1913 : A2009-009.568

Union Station Exterior from NW Johnson St, 1913 : A2009-009.568

 

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Union Station, 1913

August 15, 2014

This is a great image of the exterior of Union Station from an atypical vantage point looking towards NW Broadway. To the left you can see the Depot Bar and in the center of the photograph, the Hotel Carlton shuttle. This image comes from a glass negative.

Union Station exterior looking west, Oct. 10, 1913 :  A2009-009.76

Union Station exterior looking west, Oct. 10, 1913 : A2009-009.76

 

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Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905

July 3, 2014

In previous post we saw a wonderful map, an illustration, and a beautiful hand tinted photograph of the Lewis and Clark Exposition. Today we are looking at a photograph from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition Esplanade taken in 1905. The Exposition was located in the Northwest Portland/Guild’s Lake area.

Lewis and Clark Exposition Esplanade 1905 : A2004-002.1001

Lewis and Clark Exposition Esplanade 1905 : A2004-002.1001

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