NW Glisan Street, 1924

Construction on NW Glisan Street looking towards the Steel Bridge approach, 1924. Fire Station 2 is in the left portion of the image near the bottom of the off-ramp.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.357

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2009-009.357

 

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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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Station 32 in St. Johns, 1934

This fire fighter’s rock garden was located at Station 32 in St. Johns, 1934. One of a few such gardens located at fire stations around Portland at that time, this garden was in front of the former St Johns City Hall building where the fire station and the Police Bureau’s North Precinct were located.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-019.14

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-019.14

 

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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 This American LaFrance steam engine was originally made to be pulled by a horse team, but was retrofitted with a Christie motorized tractor.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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NW Glisan Street, 1950

Crew on Truck 3, a 1950 American LaFrance, leaving Station 3 at 1425 NW Glisan Street, 1950. This structure, currently Touché Restaurant, is slated to be demolished to make way for a multi-unit apartment complex.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Crew on Truck 3 (1950 American LaFrance) leaving the station, 1950, A2001-083

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, Crew on Truck 3 (1950 American LaFrance) leaving the station, 1950, A2001-083

 

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SW 6th Avenue, circa 1955

A parade at SW 6th Avenue and SW Pine Street with the Errol Heights fire engine, circa 1955.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Parade at SW 6th Avenue and SW Pine Street with Errol Heights engine, A2001-083, 1955

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Parade at SW 6th Avenue and SW Pine Street with Errol Heights engine, A2001-083, 1955

 

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