Fire Station 18, circa 1925

Bungalow Fire Station 18, located at 2200 NE 24th Ave, circa 1925. Bungalow stations were designed to blend into neighborhoods; the fire engine was parked behind the windows and planter boxes on the right side of the image. This style station was designed by our own Battalion Chief (later Fire Chief) Lee Holden.

 

Bungalow Fire-Station, circa 1925: A2004-002.68

Bungalow Fire-Station, circa 1925: A2004-002.68

 

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Grant Park, circa 1955

Women bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955. Text on the back of the image states, “Bicycles may be counted in almost unbelievable numbers at every park and playground in the city. They get one to the fun so fast! These two teen-age girls are Lila Andrews (brunette) and Shirley Floyd (blonde) who were headed for the Grant Park swimming pool.” For more information on Grant Park, please click here.

 

Bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955: A2001-045.676

Bicycling through Grant Park, circa 1955: A2001-045.676

 

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NE 22nd Avenue, circa 1950

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This view of the Louise House, on the Albertina Kerr campus, dates from circa 1950. It is located at NE and NE Sandy Boulevard and comes from the Juvenile Services Commission records.

 

The Louise House, on the Albertina Kerr campus, circa 1950

The Louise House, on the Albertina Kerr campus, circa 1950

 

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Rocky Butte Jail, 1950

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.

Rocky Butte Jail began receiving prisoners in 1942 and served as the primary county jail until it was demolished in 1983 to make way for I-205 construction. It stood at the current confluence of I-84 and I-205. Most of the stonework in the jail was repurposed in the Columbia River Highway restoration. This Sheriff’s Office photo dates from 1950.

 

Rocky Butte Jail, 1950

Rocky Butte Jail, 1950

 

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