Archive for the ‘Southwest’ Category

OHSU, circa 1939

August 29, 2014

Today we have an aerial view of southwest Portland overlooking OHSU. In this aerial you can also see SW Terwilliger Blvd., SW Barbur Blvd., SW Farmington Rd., Marquam Nature Park, and the upper portion of Duniway Park containing the lilac gardens.

Aerial of SW overlooking OHSU, circa 1939 : A2001-045.443

Aerial of SW overlooking OHSU, circa 1939 : A2001-045.443

 

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City Hall, 1940

August 26, 2014

Today we have an interior image from City Hall. We can see city employees loading records into the vault. Look at the size of some of those books! This image is from August 8, 1940, yet we still refer to some of those volumes today.

 

Employees Loading Files into Elevator, Aug. 8, 1940 : A2009-009.420

Employees Loading Files into Elevator, Aug. 8, 1940 : A2009-009.420

 

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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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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.


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