Portland Industrial Map, 1919

The original of this 1919 map is 49.5” x 23” and is a huge file when scanned. We’ve reduced the size of the file so it doesn’t take forever to open it, but you should still be able to see a lot of detail.


Industrial Map Portland, Oregon, 1919 :

Industrial Map Portland, Oregon, 1919 : 2012-30


View this image in Efiles by clicking here.

14 thoughts on “Portland Industrial Map, 1919

  1. When this map was published, it’s interesting to note the St. Johns, Ross Island, and Sellwood bridges had yet to be built.

  2. This is blurry on my computer. Any chance of you posting it in that “huge file” you mentioned? The ability to see detail could be worth the extra download time.

  3. A couple years ago, a similar map was posted here: https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/parc-industrial-map-of-portland-1924-5k.jpg (from https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/industrial-map-of-portland-1924/); you might find it to have a little more detail, but it’s still a little blurry.

    Although it looks like it might be the same map, you can see some minor edits that somebody added to the earlier entry to add things like the St Johns bridge.

  4. Actually, I take that back — the earlier-posted map is five years older than this one. I only see a few differences though — City Park being renamed to Washington Park, an area no longer marked as a shipyard, etc. What else do you guys see?

  5. What I see is an emphasis on the rail lines, yards and bridges. I see the rail yards in NW Portland (now gone replaced by Pearl District), Brooklyn and the Union Pacific (Albina?). Also the “new” St Johns RR bridge, St Johns RR cut and N Portland RR tunnel. The “new” interstate bridge. Also, I see Swan Island as still an island and Mock’s Bottom undeveloped. Etc.

  6. @ Marijane – When I click on the link to the elfies page I see the information for the pdf file (size and type of file), but there is no download link. =/

  7. Good morning and thanks for the map link. Clicking the link lets you save a 1MB version that is pretty low res.

    I went to efiles and they have a 18MB pdf version which is a lot better. Is there any chance there is the original gazillion byte scan of the map in tiff format before it was dumbed down that is available for download?


    Pat Gillen

  8. If you look where the Willamette meets the Columbia you’ll see Coon Island and Nigger Tom Island. Surprised to see those names still on maps in 1919.

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