Olson’s Butcher Shop, circa 1915

Olson’s Butcher Shop. Believed to be Bernard Olson behind the counter with an unknown man in the foreground, circa 1915. A clipping on the back of the photo indicates that the Olson family had a shop in Montavilla, and were “prominent for many years in the meat industry in Portland.”

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2004-002.6808

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2004-002.6808

 

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SW Washington Street, circa 1914

A rooftop view of SW Washington Street near SW 4th Avenue, looking east toward the Willamette River, circa 1914.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-010.70

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-010.70

 

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Station 20, 1913

Fire crew standing outside Station 20, 1913. The station was located at 1600 E 13th Street, which later became 8210 SE 13th Avenue.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2001-083.304

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2001-083.304

 

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Engine 3, circa 1917

This image of Engine 3 illustrates a transition from horse drawn fire engines to motorization. This American LaFrance steam engine was originally made to be pulled by a horse team, but was retrofitted with a Christie motorized tractor. By 1920 all Portland fire apparatus was motorized. Circa 1917.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Engine 3, A2001-083, circa 1917.

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Engine 3, A2001-083, circa 1917.

 

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