SE 24th Avenue, circa 1932

Men working on the Harrison and Hawthorne Boulevard sewer repair. This image was taken at SE 24th Avenue between SE Stephens Street and SE Market Street, looking north, circa 1932.

 

Harrison and Hawthorne Boulevard sewer repair, SE 24th Avenue, circa 1932: A1999-004.470

Harrison and Hawthorne Boulevard sewer repair, SE 24th Avenue, circa 1932: A1999-004.470

 

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SW 5th Avenue, circa1932

Street widening at SW 5th Avenue and W Burnside Street, looking north, circa 1932.

 

Street widening at SW 5th Avenue and W Burnside Street, circa 1932: A1999-004.339

Street widening at SW 5th Avenue and W Burnside Street, circa 1932: A1999-004.339

 

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Crime Scene, 1932

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.

Here’s a picture from the Sheriff’s Office collection showing an unidentified crime scene from 1932.

 

Crime Scene, 1932, Multnomah County Archives

Crime Scene, 1932, Multnomah County Archives

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SE McLoughlin Boulevard, 1934

Workers preparing the road bed during construction of SE McLoughlin Boulevard, 1934. The Southern Pacific train tracks are visible to the right.

 

SE McLoughlin Boulevard construction, 1934: A2009-009.3117

SE McLoughlin Boulevard construction, 1934: A2009-009.3117

 

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Floating Fire Station, 1938

In a previous post we saw this floating fire station from a different angle. With this image we get a closer look at the floating fire station located near the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938.

 

Floating fireboat station, 1938: A2009-009.1680

Floating fireboat station, 1938: A2009-009.1680

 

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