SW 6th Avenue looking towards SW Oak Street, 1962.
Monthly Archives: February 2023
Civil Defense in Portland
The City of Portland Archives is excited to announce a new online exhibit, Civil Defense in Portland: 1936-1963. The Civil Defense programs were created as a response to improved flying capabilities and the potential for an air strike during war time. These programs ranged from training citizens to respond to potential attacks to developing civil defense infrastructure. This exhibit explores the trajectories of the programs and the eventual end of the Civil Defense era. The online exhibit accompanies a physical exhibit at the Portland Archives and Records Center.
SE Foster Road, 1929
A number man at an orchard at 7726 SE Foster Road, 1929.
For more information on the number man, click here.
SW Park Avenue, 1962
SW Park Avenue looking north towards SW Stark Street (SW Harvey Milk Street), circa 1962.
Willamette River, 1944
View from a rooftop near SW 1st Avenue and SW Washington Street, looking northeast towards the Willamette River and the Burnside Bridge, 1944.
SW Barbur Boulevard, 1955
SW Barbur Boulevard and SW Slavin Road (Capitol Highway), 1955.
Garthwick Addition, 1951
The entrance to the Garthwick Addition, 1951.