NE 116th Avenue, 1950

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.

This photograph is at NE 116th Avenue and NE Shaver Street from January 1950. This was the third snowiest month in Portland on record with nearly 33 inches of snow.

 

NE 116th Avenue and NE Shaver Street, 1950: Multnomah County Archives

NE 116th Avenue and NE Shaver Street, 1950: Multnomah County Archives

 

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Balch Gulch Trunk Sewer, 1922

Balch Gulch Trunk Sewer looking upstream from below the sewer intake.

 

Balch Gulch Trunk Sewer  looking upstream from rocky field below sewer intake with view of bridge and houses, February 28, 1922: A2001-008.16

Balch Gulch Trunk Sewer looking upstream from rocky field below sewer intake with view of bridge and houses, February 28, 1922: A2001-008.16

 

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Rocky Butte Jail, 1950

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.

Rocky Butte Jail began receiving prisoners in 1942 and served as the primary county jail until it was demolished in 1983 to make way for I-205 construction. It stood at the current confluence of I-84 and I-205. Most of the stonework in the jail was repurposed in the Columbia River Highway restoration. This Sheriff’s Office photo dates from 1950.

 

Rocky Butte Jail, 1950

Rocky Butte Jail, 1950

 

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