13 thoughts on “Rose Festival, 1908

  1. The photographer who took this photo captured another photographer at work standing alongside the horses with his tripod and camera facing forward. Does anyone know what building this is?

  2. For a few years I lived at the corner of 49th and Thompson, right at Sandy Blvd., just above the Hollywood District, and I have this recollection of a Rose Parade on Sandy. Was there something called the Junior Rose Parade?

  3. Michael, they still have the Junior Rose Parade, but no longer have a junior king and queen. And Mike and Lou, I also noted the masonic symbol, but it also looks a lot like the Meier and Frank building.

  4. The float looks as if it is entirely cover with roses. I believe originally that was the practice.

  5. Lacking its swastika motif, Its probably not Meier & Frank.
    But at the time of this photo, M&F building was not in its current state.

  6. The Needle Craft Shop was housed in the retail ground floor of what was once known as the Alisky Building, named after its owner-developer Charles Adolph Alisky (1840-1915). The Alisky bldg (formerly the Alisky and Hegele bldg.) was advertised as being located at Third and Morrison. The A-shaped Masonic compass over the doorway might refer to the surname of the building’s owner, who likely also was a Mason. The building was erected in the 1890s and was still around into the 1960s. It must have been demolished some time in the 1980s or 90s to be replaced by a new edifice (where the 3rd Ave Smart Park is now situated).

  7. Dan Faulkner I must agree with you on this being the Pythian building at 918 SW Yamhill for several reasons. In a story in the Daily Journal of Commerce from 6/9/2009 they say that the Pythian was developed in 1907 as a Mosonic Temple, in addition the brickwork is a match with current day. In the photo from 1908 the canopy over the sidewalk is attached with chain to the building, and if you look at a current streetview 2 round black building anchors can be seen on each side of the arched entry, and last in a current photo there is a column on each side of the entry, and on the far right edge of the 1908 photo you can see a column.

  8. Mike: Pardon me for not giving you credit for spotting the Masonic symbol on the building in my earlier post.

  9. that is the 1903 Pythian building its still standing !! its so cool love the style of the building

  10. Richard C; The Needlecraft Shop placed a ad in the Oregonian on 7/20/1909 (Page 5) that the would be moving to the Masonic Temple building at 388 Yamhill which today is 918 SW Yamhill. From 1931-1933 the entire city was renumbered, there was no SW, NW, NE etc which made for great confusion, and the post office prior to this date was unable to find 2,000 address each day.

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