12 thoughts on “Help Us Out!

  1. Nice sleuthing, PMC! The house up above is 1225 NW Summit Place and the garage and house to the left is 2682 NW Cornell. (You can also see the very top of the 1240 NW Summit, which right at that intersection.) Looks like the parking strip roses got replaced by maples a while back….

  2. For your morning coffee read, a little history of roses in Portland:

    And the reason why streets were lined with roses as seen in this picture-card:
    “The city of Portland, Oregon is ideal for growing roses outdoors due to its location within the marine west coast climate region, its warm, dry summers and rainy but mild winters, and its heavy clay soils. Portland has been known as the City of Roses, or Rose City, since 1888, after Madame Caroline Testout, a large pink variety of hybrid tea rose bred in France, was introduced to the city. Thousands of rose bushes were planted, eventually lining 20 miles (32 km) of Portland’s streets in preparation for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905.”

  3. well, that solves my mystery! had been looking for this house for a while; it is on the back of a postcard booklet called ‘souvenir folder of portland, oregon the whole world knows the portland rose.”

    another mystery bungalow is in the folder… anyone want to make a stab at it?

    there is a third shot, and anyone who finds is gets to replace the amazing kreskin!


  4. Yes,
    Great sleuthing.
    Gone is the stacked beam pergola-like centered entrance.
    Do we know the date of the pamphlet?
    Was it to commemorate the opening of the 1905 Exposition?

  5. my color postcard booklet states figures for 1914, so i am assuming it is dated 1915 as well. printed by curt teich, chicago.

  6. And when the care of the street side roses was abandoned, we inherited another Portland staple to replace it: Hedera Helix, also known as English Ivy.

  7. Good find! I hate to split hairs, but does it front on Summit Ct. As opposed to Place? That’s how I found the angle from the vintage pic on Street View.

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