Gresham Library, 1913

Oregon is home to many archives, most rich with collections documenting Oregon’s history. In order to highlight some of these collections containing Portland-area images, Vintage Portland has invited photo submissions from other archives within the region. Today’s photo and text is provided by the Multnomah County Archives.

This is the Multnomah County Gresham Branch Library under construction in 1913. It was replaced by a new branch library at NW Third and Miller in 1990. Located at 410 Main Street, this building currently houses the Gresham Historical Society.

 

Gresham Library, 1913

Gresham Library, 1913

 

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The Multnomah County Central Library, circa 1918

The Multnomah County Central Library taken from the corner of SW 10th Avenue and SW Yamhill Street, circa 1918.

 

Public library exterior, circa 1918: A2004-002.578

Public library exterior, circa 1918: A2004-002.578

 

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St. Vincent Hospital, circa 1911

Several years ago, a side view of the hospital was posted. Today we bring you the front view of St. Vincent Hospital, located at NW Westover Road between Glisan and Irving Streets, circa 1911.

 

View of St. Vincent s Hospital, circa 1911: A2004-002.7793

View of St. Vincent s Hospital, circa 1911: A2004-002.7793

 

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Fire Crew, circa 1910

A couple days ago we saw a full view of Fire Station 19, but today we get a closer view of the building, along with a horse drawn engine and crew outside of the station.

 

Crew and horse drawn apparatus pose outside station, circa 1910: A2001-083

Crew and horse drawn engine outside station, circa 1910: A2001-083

 

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Station 19, 1913

Fire Station 19, located at 6049 SE Stark Street. This image was taken in 1913 when the address was 1597 SE Stark Street.

 

Full view of station exterior with crew, 1913: A2001-083

Full view of station exterior with crew, 1913: A2001-083

 

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