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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Montavilla Park Pool, 1935

September 4, 2014

Montavilla Park pool, August 16, 1935. This photo was taken as part of series documenting the State Emergency Relief Administration of Oregon project titled: Recreational – Summer 1935. “The purpose of this project was to provide recreational supervision and direction for all ages – particularly the unemployed youth and the 60,000 school children during the period of summer vacation.”

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Large group of children in pool at Montavilla Park for recreational program, Aug. 16, 1935 : A2000-025.1035

Large group of children in pool at Montavilla Park for recreational program, Aug. 16, 1935 : A2000-025.1035

 

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SW 4th and Yamhill, circa 1925

September 3, 2014

This view of SW 4th Ave. and Yamhill St. includes the exterior of the Public Employment Bureau, a men’s restroom, and a market storefront. The building formerly housed Portland’s Central Fire Station 1, which was built in 1890. Prior to the Central Fire Station occupying the site, it was home to the Volunteer Fire Department’s Vigilance Hook and Ladder dating back to the 1850s. This image was taken circa 1925.

 

Public Empolyment Bur exterior view SW 3rd and Yamhill, circa 1925 : A2009-009.90

Public Empolyment Bur exterior view SW 4th and Yamhill, circa 1925 : A2009-009.90

 

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Eliot School, circa 1951

September 2, 2014

The Eliot School once stood where the Matt Dishman Community Center now stands. Portland Parks took over the building in 1950 and transformed it into the Knott Street Community Center. The building was later renamed the Matt Dishman Community Center.

 

Eliot School on N Knott, circa 1951 : A2001-030

Eliot School on NE Knott, circa 1951 : A2001-030

 

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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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Westmoreland Park, 1946

August 28, 2014

This is a fun action shot of people lawn bowling in Westmoreland Park on January 27, 1946. Construction of the lawn bowling facilities was completed in 1945. You can read more about the history and construction of the park by clicking here.

 

Lawn bowling at Westmoreland Park, Jan. 27, 1946 :  A2001-045.12

Lawn bowling at Westmoreland Park, Jan. 27, 1946 : A2001-045.12

 

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Portland Community College Cascade Campus, circa 1969

August 27, 2014

Here we have an excellent aerial of what is now Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus located on N Killingsworth Street. The school began as a small Christian College which transferred its holdings to the entity that created PCC. The campus has transformed and expanded over the years since this photograph was taken, circa 1969. In the lower left corner you can see the Jefferson High School football field, and to the right of the field, the Multnomah County Library North Portland branch. In the upper left of the image you can see Ockley Green School and the defunct streetcar barns near N Jessup. In the upper right you can see the Peninsula Park Rose Garden.

 

Aerial view of Cascade Campus, circa 1969 : A2010-002.205

Aerial view of Cascade Campus, circa 1969 : A2010-002.205

 

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