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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The Columbian 3, circa 1950

The Columbian 3, an 1860’s fire engine, was pulled by firefighters who also worked the pump by hand. This photo was taken outside of Station 19 (6049 SE Stark Street), circa 1950. The engine is currently on display at the Fire Museum which is located at 35th Avenue and Belmont Street.

 

The Columbian 3, Circa 1950: A2001-083

The Columbian 3, Circa 1950: A2001-083

 

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Floating Fire Station, 1938

In a previous post we saw this floating fire station from a different angle. With this image we get a closer look at the floating fire station located near the St. Johns Bridge, April 6, 1938.

 

Floating fireboat station, 1938: A2009-009.1680

Floating fireboat station, 1938: A2009-009.1680

 

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