Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Tabor’

Jacob H. Cook House, c1910

April 25, 2013

This fine home sits just a half block east of the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church we visited a couple weeks ago. Located at 5631 SE Belmont Street, the Jacob H. Cook home is an excellent colonial revival example. Even the low block wall is still beautifully intact.

cook house 5631 SE Belmont 20761 c1910(University of Oregon Libraries)

SE Hawthorne & 50th, 1936

December 19, 2012

The followup to yesterday’s photo shows the completed work after removal of the westbound rails on SE Hawthorne from 50th. The eastbound rails were probably next to be removed. I’m willing to bet those cobblestones are still under today’s asphalt though.

A2000-025.1147 Completed street resurfacing SE Hawthorne and 50th(City of Portland Archives)

Reservoir #6, Part 5, 1916

October 17, 2012

The final part of our series on Reservoir #6 shows it complete and operational in 1916. The east-west divider wall is not visible in this photo but it separates the reservoir into north and south basins; only one is filled at a time. Water pressure from Reservoir #5 just uphill feeds the fountain in the active basin.

(City of Portland Archives)

Reservoir #6, Part 4, 1912

October 10, 2012

By 1912, Reservoir #6 work was progressing well. Installation of the lining had begun and construction of the center wall separating the north and south basins was underway. The inlet gatehouse, to the left, would house a small hydroelectric turbine; generated power could be sold back to the grid or used as backup power for the facility if needed. The outlet gatehouse is somewhat smaller.

(City of Portland Archives)

Reservoir #6, Part 3, 1911

October 3, 2012

Construction continues into 1911 on Reservoir #6 on Mt. Tabor. Excavation looks complete and work has begun on the inlet and outlet gatehouses. The view is from much the same vantage point as last week’s photo.

(City of Portland Archives)

Reservoir #6, Part 2, 1910

September 26, 2012

Grading and excavation of Reservoir #6 on Mt Tabor continues in this 1910 image looking southwest from higher up the hill. What’s densely built Southeast Portland now was pretty sparsely populated in 1910.

(City of Portland Archives)

Reservoir #6, Part 1, 1910

September 19, 2012

Today is the first in a weekly series of looks at Reservoir #6 on the western flank of Mt. Tabor. This view looking southeast shows the beginning stages of excavation and grading in 1910. The photo appears to have caught an explosion in the right distance. Construction of Reservior #5 is underway farther up the hill.

(City of Portland Archives)


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