Guild’s Lake Pumping Station, 1969

This image provides an aerial view looking northeast from the Guild’s Lake Pumping Station. The railroad bridge, the “cut,” Doane Lake, and St. Johns are visible. Also visible along Willamette Blvd. are the Water Bureau’s Alma and St. Johns Water tanks.

 

Looking northeast from the Guild’s Lake Pumping Station, March 11, 1969 : A2001-007.880

Looking northeast from the Guild’s Lake Pumping Station, March 11, 1969 : A2001-007.880

 

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4 thoughts on “Guild’s Lake Pumping Station, 1969

  1. Bob,

    The “cut” is man-made. It was created by and for a railroad company that owned the line shortly before St. Johns was annexed into Portland. There was quite a bit of controversy, because the “cut” was seen as a political ploy to divide the growing community of St. Johns in order to facilitate the annexation.

    The St. Johns review had a multi-part article starting here.

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