Archive for the ‘Northwest’ Category

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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NW Front Ave & Flanders, 1912

June 10, 2014

This rather Gothic industrial scene shows the Portland Gas Company complex in Northwest Portland in 1912. We’re facing southeast, with Front Avenue going off to the right and Flanders Street making its unimproved way to the Willamette River on the left. As rough as the Boss Saloon probably was, the little building seemed to have some nice architectural details. The 1894 Burnside Bridge can be seen in the background.

A2004-002.6815 Boss Saloon and Portland Gas at NW Flanders and Front 1912(City of Portland Archives)

NW Front & Glisan, 1930

May 29, 2014

This wonderful little brick building stood in the shadow of the Portland Gas Co. tank at the southwest corner of NW Front and Glisan Street in 1930. The 1908-09 Sanborn map labels it “Meter Rm. & Laboratory.”

A2009-009.2479 NW Front Ave and Glisan St 1930(City of Portland Archives)


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