Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

SW Ankeny, 1894

July 22, 2014

Here we have a scene at SW Ankeny and the Park blocks during the flood of 1894. The image is from a book by Joseph Gaston titled, Portland – Its History and Builders, Vol. 1. Despite the flooding, everyone in this image seems to be taking the situation in stride.

SW Ankeny and SW Park  during flooding, 1894 : A2004-002.7771

SW Ankeny and SW Park during flooding, 1894 : A2004-002.7771

 

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Portland Cable Railway, circa 1890

July 18, 2014

Here we see the Portland Cable Railway Co. trestle that ran through Portland Heights. In a previous post, we saw the trestle from a different angle. This image is from circa 1890.

Portland Heights cable railway, circa 1890 : A2004-002.6867

Portland Heights cable railway, circa 1890 : A2004-002.6867

 

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Mill Ends, 1976

July 17, 2014

Mill Ends became an official Portland city park on St. Patrick’s Day in 1976. Many of you know it as the “world’s smallest park.” Mill Ends is located at SW Naito Parkway and SW Taylor Street. The park’s ceremonial groundbreaking was performed by Commissioner Ivancie. Click here to learn more about the park’s history.

 

Groundbreaking ceremony for Mill Ends Park, 1976 : A2000-006.47

Groundbreaking ceremony for Mill Ends Park, 1976 : A2000-006.47

 

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Kennedy School, 1981

July 15, 2014

The Kennedy Elementary School opened its doors in 1915, and operated as a school until the mid-1970s. The building is located at 5736 NE 33rd Ave. In this 1981 image we are seeing the west side of the building.

Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd, June 23, 1981 : 7706-09

Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd, June 23, 1981 : 7706-09

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Curb Numbering on SE Elliott Ave, 1934

July 14, 2014

In 1933, the city passed an ordinance to rename streets and renumber buildings in the city. Here we see a city employee numbering the curb on SE Elliott Avenue in Ladd’s Addition in 1934. You can review the ordinance for the re-numbering of buildings and re-naming of streets by clicking here.

Curb Numbering SE Elliott Ave Jan. 9, 1934 : A2009-009.3166

Curb Numbering SE Elliott Ave Jan. 9, 1934 : A2009-009.3166

 

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Steel Bridge, 1948

July 11, 2014

In the late spring of 1948, Portland experienced a terrible flood, commonly referred to as the Vanport Flood. This photograph of the Steel Bridge was taken May 28th, just two days before the dike that was holding back the Columbia River broke and flooded Vanport. At this point you can see that the water was already up to the bottom of the Steel Bridge.

Flood water beneath the Steel Bridge, May 28, 1948 :  A1999-004.1013

Flood water beneath the Steel Bridge, May 28, 1948 : A1999-004.1013

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SW 4th and Morrison, 1940

July 10, 2014

The photograph for today is of a street car going through the busy downtown intersection at SW 4th Avenue and Morrison Street. Fred Meyer, Dr. J. J. Colton, Dentist, and Chown Hardware are just a few of the businesses that line these downtown streets in 1940.

SW 4th Ave. and Morrison St. 1940 : A2005-001.863

SW 4th Ave. and Morrison St. 1940 : A2005-001.863

 

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