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 This American LaFrance steam engine was originally made to be pulled by a horse team, but was retrofitted with a Christie motorized tractor.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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David Campbell Fireboat, 1927

Plans for the David Campbell Fireboat, 1927. The David Campbell was one of three identical fireboats built using this plan and they patrolled the Willamette River during the middle part of the 20th Century. The Campbell was based in Albina, the Mike Laudenklos was stationed near the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge, and the Karl Gunster was stationed in St Johns.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Plan for David Campbell Fireboat, A2001-010, 1927

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Plan for David Campbell Fireboat, A2001-010, 1927

 

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NE Union Avenue, 1961

Exterior of Bungalow style Fire Station 14 located at 4867 NE Union Avenue (MLK Jr. Boulevard), 1961. At the time of this image, this station was no longer in use.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Exterior of former Bungalow Fire Station 14, A2001-083, 1961

City of Portland Archives, Oregon: Exterior of former Bungalow Fire Station 14, A2001-083, 1961

 

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