E Burnside Street, 1978

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 Sheriff’s Office photograph shows the remains of United Flight 173 which crashed across E Burnside on December 28th, 1978. The tail of the plane is at about 15809 E Burnside.

 

Remains of United Flight 173 which crashed across E Burnside, December 28th, 1978

Remains of United Flight 173 which crashed across E Burnside, December 28th, 1978

 

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Council Crest Park, 1973

This aerial view of the tower that is on top of Council Crest Park also captures the surrounding area. If you look at the top right corner of the photograph you can see the OMSI (currently the Children’s Museum) in the distance and part of the Forestry Center. In the center of the image is the St Thomas More Catholic School and Church.

 

Aerial above Council Crest looking toward Children's Museum, 1973 : A2012-005

Aerial above Council Crest looking toward Children’s Museum, 1973 : A2012-005

 

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OHSU, circa 1939

Today we have an aerial view of southwest Portland overlooking OHSU. In this aerial you can also see SW Terwilliger Blvd., SW Barbur Blvd., SW Farmington Rd., Marquam Nature Park, and the upper portion of Duniway Park containing the lilac gardens.

Aerial of SW overlooking OHSU, circa 1939 : A2001-045.443

Aerial of SW overlooking OHSU, circa 1939 : A2001-045.443

 

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