In this image we see the Camera Obscura booth that was located on Hawthorne Terrace. The photograph is from circa 1906.
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Today we have an image of the Joseph Wood Hill Park, sent to us by David Lewis. This is an oblique aerial photograph of Rocky Butte, one of Portland’s most significant viewpoints. It is believed that this image was taken in June of 1948.
One wonders what has brought everyone to the summit. Possibly to view the flooding that took place that year. The view is looking southwest. Please click here for more information on the park.
This photograph was taken at a bridge in City Park in 1913. City Park later became Washington Park. This image comes from a souvenir book called Night in Portland.
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.
This is an excellent view of SE Morrison Street in 1932. We are looking east from SE Grand Avenue. Both buildings on opposite sides of the street are still standing today. There appears to be some construction on the streetcar tracks, and you can also see the Clifford Hotel on the north side of the street.
As it is today, back in the 1950s one of the best things to do on a hot summer’s day was head to the community pool. Here you see adults and children enjoying the water at the Grant Pool, a summer favorite for several decades. The pool is open to the public and located on NE 33rd Ave in U.S. Grant Park.