8 thoughts on “City Hall, 1954

  1. Hmmm…so this is the vault that Rocheford, Gould & Gladden built…and this is a picture of the vault that RG & G built…and the microfilm of this picture of the vault that RG & G built was stored in the vault that RG & G built…to store the microfilm of this picture of the vault in the vault that RG & G built…right?

    And now, the microfilm of this picture of the vault that RG & G built is stored in another vault at the Portland Archives & Records Center…so…who built THAT vault…the vault that holds the microfilm of the picture of the vault that RG & G built…and is there a picture of that vault anywhere around?
    🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great holiday week…and don’t forget to take plenty of pictures!

  2. Did you notice the civil defense device on top of the file cabinet. I wonder if it was a radio receiver tied into the conelrad system or perhaps even a geiger counter of some nature. I remember our duck and cover drills at Charles Rice and Rose City Park school back in the fifties. I also remember the air raid siren that went off everyday at noon at the fire station on appx 55th and Sandy blvd. We were serenaded by every dog in in the neighborhood when that thing blasted forth its tune. And I lived all the way down on 61st and Clackamas.

  3. Doug…

    “Duck & Cover”…I’d forgotten all about that! What nonsense! “Today class, there will be an air-raid drill at 10:30am. When the siren goes off, remember what to do!” In grammar school, we would all hide under our desks! Then they changed it and we were told to go out into the hallway, single file, of course, and stand, facing our lockers, bow our head and place our hands over our head…and then, after it was all over, it was usually time for recess! Go figure!

    Randy…

    I immediately thought the same thing when I saw the floor! Probably in “Pheasant Tan” and “Macaw Green”…or maybe “Chocolate Coffee”!

    🙂

  4. Chris Slama…

    WOW! What a treat! That video is definitely a keeper! Can’t wait to share it…

    Thanks again…

    Have a great holiday! 🙂

    JK

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