The Thompson Elk Fountain has stood in the middle of SW Main Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues since 1900. The statue was presented to the city by David P. Thompson, a former Portland mayor and civic leader. Single family wood framed homes lined the east side of 3rd in this 1901 photo, half of a stereoscopic image. A very similar perspective, but 34 years later, can be seen in this earlier post.
Men and women’s drinking cups? Great picture!
Very cool comparison – thanks!
One of my favorite posts!
Odd seeing houses where the courthouse is today
I have seen hundreds of balloons tied to it at times, which is an amazing sight. Does anyone know why?
Check out today’s image:
Hi Brian R,
Nice photo of the elk during the snow storm. You probably should have attributed it to the photographer, and…oh hey! That’s me.