City Park, circa 1902

At the time this photo was taken (circa 1902), Washington Park was still called City Park. This image can be found in the book, Oregon Scenic Beauties.

 

View of facilities in City Park (Washington Park), circa 1902 : A2004-002.93

View of facilities in City Park (Washington Park), circa 1902 : A2004-002.93

 

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Morrison Street, circa 1904

These goats are being trained for use in Alaska during the rush for the Klondike gold fields. This photograph was taken on Morrison Street and comes from a 1904 booklet titled, In and About Portland Oregon.

 

Training goats on Morrison St., circa 1904 : A2004-002.139

Training goats on Morrison St., circa 1904 : A2004-002.139

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The Forestry Building, 1905

Here we a have a picture of two women sitting in the upper balcony of the Forestry Building. This image really displays how massive the support logs were. Keep in mind, this image is from 1905. Imagine what they must have gone through during the constructions of this building. It is truly spectacular!

Two women on upper balcony of Forestry Building

Two women on upper balcony of Forestry Building, 1905 : 7200-03

 

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The Observatory, 1907 (UPDATED)

Our photograph for today, comes to us from what is thought to be the highest point in Portland, Council Crest. In this image we see the Observatory, which was part of the Council Crest Amusement Park. A City of Portland water tank now stands in its place. The tower was 77 feet tall. Imagine the view you would get from the top!

The Observatory [Council Crest] March 16, 1907 : A2004-002.645

The Observatory [Council Crest] March 16, 1907 : A2004-002.645

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Thank you to those who helped us properly identify the location as Portland Heights.