Transportation Division, circa 1920

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 Transportation Division photo is of the county road crew trucks, probably located at the Rocky Butte Shops ca. 1920’s.

 

County road crew trucks, circa 1920

County road crew trucks, circa 1920

 

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NE Union Avenue, 1929

A number man at NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) between E Burnside Street and NE Couch Street, looking northwest, 1929.

 

 NE Union Ave. [MLK Blvd] between E Burnside St. and NE Couch St. looking northwest, 1929: A2009-009.1766

NE Union Ave. [MLK Blvd] between E Burnside St. and NE Couch St. looking northwest, 1929: A2009-009.1766

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NE Union Avenue, 1929

A number man on the corner of NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) at NE Davis Street, looking southwest, 1929.

 

121-135 NE Union Avenue  [Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd] at NE Davis Street, looking southwest, 1929: A2009-009.1767

121-135 NE Union Avenue [Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd] at NE Davis Street, looking southwest, 1929: A2009-009.1767

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NE 39th Avenue, circa 1939

NE 39th Avenue and NE Sandy Boulevard, looking northeast towards the Hollywood Theater, circa 1939.

 

NE 39th Avenue and NE Sandy Boulevard, circa 1939: A2009-009.13

NE 39th Avenue and NE Sandy Boulevard, circa 1939: A2009-009.13

 

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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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