Sheldon Perry contributed this fine Union Pacific valuation map, which he says accompanied valuation reports, largely in the early 20th century. “They’re basically a report and listing of major assets of the various common carrier railways in the U.S. that were then filed with the ICC.” The map has an original revision date of 1927 but hand-written notations were made at least as late as 1962. The east end of the Steel Bridge is at lower right and the Broadway Bridge is just right of center. Thank you, Sheldon!
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This nice bird’s-eye illustration of North Portland was put out by the North Portland Commercial Club in 1919. It appears to be promoting North Portland’s commercial and industrial potential and its access to various forms of transportation, i.e., rail, highway, streetcar, shipping channels, etc.
The City of Portland Vice Commission created a map of known and suspected immoral dwellings and businesses in the downtown area in 1913. The map has apparently faded to nothing but markers on a white page but by turning, scaling and fitting the known elements (Irving Street, 23rd Avenue, etc.) I was able to overlay the vice map on top of a modern Google map of the city. The resultant composite gives a pretty accurate indication of where much of Portland’s immoral activity took place. Click here to see a raw version of the original map. As always, click on any image to see a larger, more detailed version.
E.S. Glover’s 1879 bird’s-eye view of Portland is pretty spectacular. It accurately portrays the early buildings and landscape in this growing city. It also shows some natural features such as Tanner Creek, the gullies of South Portland, and the creek outflow near present-day OMSI, that are all filled today. As always, click for hi-res version.
This richly colored 1890 bird’s-eye view illustration of Portland showed the city from the industrial Northwest to South Portland and included Albina and East Portland. It also featured detailed views of select homes and businesses. A key at the bottom located many other properties.