7 thoughts on “NE Clackamas Street, circa 1905

  1. From their website ” Carried to its present location by horses, Holy Rosary has been through a lot of changes in its 100-plus year history. It began in 1893, when the friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus of the Order of Preachers accepted the invitation of Archbishop William H. Gross’, C.Ss.R., to come to Portland. The construction of the church and convent were nearly completed when local residents protested a legal stipulation that prohibited any religious building or use of the property. As a result, an exchange of that block for two other blocks was made, and the church and convent were literally moved west to Holy Rosary’s present location by men and horses. On January 28, 1894, Archbishop Gross consecrated the Dominican’s Palladian Italian Renaissance-style church. Dedicated to Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, the church’s title aptly symbolized the Dominican/Rosarian church’s iconography

  2. Changes to the facade, but still there! And it looks like the wood siding was replaced with stucco. We lost so many of our wonderful buildings to fire or the threat of fire. I still miss the old Forestry Building.

  3. Is so wonderful that many buildings have been saved. I am pleasantly surprised how many Portland still has. My website, timechanges.net shows many then and now of the nw. Thanks greatly to The City Of Portland Archives.

  4. That is awesome it’s still there. I love how the telephone/power poles along the side simulate the cross on top of the church as they fade into the distance. Kinda subliminal, I know.

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