15 thoughts on “Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, 1905

  1. The third choice under “Related” is a very nice close-up of people at the Exposition, especially a little girl in a hat and what seems to be black tights.

  2. The Lewis & Clark Exposition was among the most important events in the history of Portland. It played a huge role in drawing attention to what the city had to offer and also led to the Portland’s biggest-ever population boom. https://tinyurl.com/y8u5u7qy

  3. Was this the exposition that the huge log cabin was built for? I remember it as the Forestry Building in my 1950s childhood. It wasn’t far from Montgomery Wards. in NW Portland.Whatever happened to that building? On a recent trip back to my home town I haven’t been able to find it.

  4. It’s my understanding that the apartment building at the SE corner of NW 26th and Vaughn was built as a hotel for the exposition, and it’s still standing as it did in 1905. Maybe the only building left at its original location.

  5. Mike G and Dennis,
    Thanks for the info on the Fairmont Hotel. A co-worker in the ’70’s lived there and I’ve always wondered about its history. The building was in poor shape and going downhill in those days. It is nice to see that it has been refurbished and saved from demolition.

  6. In addition to the Fairmont Hotel and St. Johns McMenamins (fka as the National Cash Register Building), The central section of the American Inn was moved to NW Marshall and a house on Overlook Terrace is believed to be a former fair building (or partial former fair building.

  7. House still exist up on NW Thurman ST. that were built with a view of the fair. View isn’t as good now.

  8. Lou, I don’t know about Shoot the Chutes specifically, but it may have been connected to the ram pump that keep water moving through the Fair. The pump was located between the Trail and the Aerodrome. Lafe Pence managed the hydraulic end of things for Oskar Huber, Director of Works.

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