Archive for the ‘Southwest’ Category

The Psychedelic Market, 1969

August 22, 2014

Here we have the Psychedelic Supermarket storefront, located at  2739 SW 1st Avenue.

 

Psychedelic Supermarket storefront, June 18, 1969 : A2012-005

Psychedelic Supermarket storefront, June 18, 1969 : A2012-005

 

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Park Blocks, circa 1890

August 19, 2014

What a wonderful example of winter fashion from this time period! Here we have five girls playing in the snow in the Park Block area. This image was taken circa 1890.

 

Children with a sled in the Park Blocks, circa 1890 : A2004-002.1084

Children with a sled in the Park Blocks, circa 1890 : A2004-002.1084

 

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Liberty Theatre, 1946

August 15, 2014

Today’s photo comes to us from the southwest corner of SW Broadway and Stark Street. This is an excellent view of the Liberty Theatre, which no longer stands. “Without Reservations” and “Janie Gets Married” were playing on this particular day.

 

Liberty Theater on SW Broadway and Stark, 1946

Liberty Theater on SW Broadway and Stark, 1946

Rosy the Elephant, 1953

August 13, 2014

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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Council Crest Amusement Park, 1926

August 11, 2014

Here is a picture of the Council Crest Amusement Park.  This image is from 1926. For the history of Council Crest Park and the amusement park, please click here.

Council Crest Amusement Park, 1926 : A2004-002.2765

Council Crest Amusement Park, 1926 : A2004-002.2765

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The Observatory, 1907 (UPDATED)

August 8, 2014

Our photograph for today, comes to us from what is thought to be the highest point in Portland, Council Crest. In this image we see the Observatory, which was part of the Council Crest Amusement Park. A City of Portland water tank now stands in its place. The tower was 77 feet tall. Imagine the view you would get from the top!

The Observatory [Council Crest] March 16, 1907 : A2004-002.645

The Observatory [Council Crest] March 16, 1907 : A2004-002.645

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Thank you to those who helped us properly identify the location as Portland Heights.

Pioneer Courthouse Square, 1984

August 5, 2014

The opening ceremonies for the Pioneer Courthouse Square took place on April 7, 1984. This image does a great job capturing the celebration that took place that day. Last week we saw what the area looked like just nine years prior. We see the square from the west side, looking east, towards the courthouse.

 Pioneer Courthouse Square opening ceremonies, April 7, 1984 : A2000-020.7

Pioneer Courthouse Square opening ceremonies, April 7, 1984 : A2000-020.7

 

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