Posts Tagged ‘Schnitzer & Wolf Machinery Co.’

West Side Flood Waters, 1948

December 23, 2013

The spring flood of 1948 affected most of the properties east of SW Moody Avenue near the Ross Island Bridge. This area is now the heart of the South Waterfront district.

A1999-004.1106 flood waters west side near Ross Island Bridge 1948(City of Portland Archives)

Southwest Waterfront, 1938

August 22, 2013

Today’s South Waterfront area is trendy and expensive. Three-quarters of a century ago it was a huge expanse of Portland’s industrial waterfront. Schnitzer and Zidell, still big names in Portland industry, both got their starts here. The battleship USS Oregon was on display just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

A2010-001.131 Aerial of SW Waterfront 1938(City of Portland Archives)

South Portland and Waterfront, 1938

April 19, 2013

An exceptionally clear image of the area between Duniway Park and the Ross Island Bridge in South Portland in 1938. The 4th Avenue (Barbur Blvd.) extension was complete but Harbor Drive (and I-5) were still in the future.

A2010-001.91   Aerial view of SW waterfront 1938(City of Portland Archives)

Aerial View, Willamette River, 1935

August 12, 2011

In 1935 both east and west Willamette River waterfronts were still highly industrialized. This image looks north as the river flows through Portland.

(City of Portland Archives)


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