Portland Heights Real Estate Ad, 1909

Another excellent D.E. Keasey real estate illustration from 1909. This is a beautiful, very accurate representation looking northeast over Portland Heights. The fine detail even shows the Council Crest streetcar on Vista Avenue at upper right.

de keasey real estate 2 19090606(The Oregonian, from University of Oregon Libraries)

14 thoughts on “Portland Heights Real Estate Ad, 1909

  1. I couldn’t find anything either regarding “Stony Butte”…I’d never heard that one before. In looking, I found out that Rocky Butte used to be called Wiberg Butte way back when, and I know the connection with James Woodhill, but I just couldn’t find anything about “Stony Butte” so I just let it go…but it’s gonna drive me crazy!

  2. Dave…
    Yeah…that thought crossed my mind too…that’s why I let it go, but thanks for your note! I appreciate it.

  3. Very interesting map Elliot as I’ve never seen this 1! Anybody know what the “BM”s mean, can’t figure it out??

  4. Baseline Marker perhaps(survey marker)?

    Note that the map is clearly marked as updated 1905.

    Also note “Coon” and “N*gger Tom” islands at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia. 😐

  5. the first one is probably innocuous…

    as an aside, you can go up the directory and get to the whole catalog of oregon topo maps; i downloaded all of portland’s from 1897 to 1941. much thanks to elliott!

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