SE Stark Street, 1959

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 picture was taken in 1959 as part of the County Road Department’s project documentation activities. The Silver Spur was located at 9409 SE Stark Street, which is currently at the off ramp for southbound Interstate 205.

 

The Silver Spur on SE Stark Street, 1959: Multnomah County Archives

The Silver Spur on SE Stark Street, 1959: Multnomah County Archives

 

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Fire Crew, circa 1910

A couple days ago we saw a full view of Fire Station 19, but today we get a closer view of the building, along with a horse drawn engine and crew outside of the station.

 

Crew and horse drawn apparatus pose outside station, circa 1910: A2001-083

Crew and horse drawn engine outside station, circa 1910: A2001-083

 

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Station 19, 1913

Fire Station 19, located at 6049 SE Stark Street. This image was taken in 1913 when the address was 1597 SE Stark Street.

 

Full view of station exterior with crew, 1913: A2001-083

Full view of station exterior with crew, 1913: A2001-083

 

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Station 19, circa 1915

This image of firefighters on motorcycles was taken circa 1915. This photograph comes from a collection of images of Station 19, located at 1597 SE Stark Street, which became 6049 SE Stark after the street renumbering. The gentleman on the left is Edward Boatright, the founder of the Fire Bureau’s Toy and Joy program.

 

Firefighters on motorcycles, circa 1915: A2001-083

Firefighters on motorcycles, circa 1915: A2001-083

 

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SW 6th Avenue, 1932

This photograph of SW 6th Avenue is looking south towards Stark Street. On the right of the image is the US National Bank of Oregon.

 

SW 6th Ave. looking south, Jan. 4, 1932 : A2004-001.638

SW 6th Ave. looking south, Jan. 4, 1932 : A2004-001.638

 

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Stark Street

The image you see today was sent in by Brian Rollins. The photo was taken at the foot of Stark Street before the seawall was constructed.

The boy on the right is William Kerr.  The four boys took the sloop from downtown on a voyage down to Astoria and back. Keep in mind that the boys did it without GPS, cell phone, radar or other assistance.

You can see the Burnside Bridge in the background.

Astoria Voyage of William Kerr on Sloop Albatross : Brian Rollins

Astoria Voyage of William Kerr on Sloop Albatross : Brian Rollins

SE 39th Ave & Stark, 1949

Monday’s photo at SE 39th and Belmont had so many comments that I thought this companion photo might be as well received. This was taken just a few blocks north, looking south down SE 39th at Stark Street on the same date. Those linemen can be seen rewiring the utility poles in this photo too.

A2000-025.2111 Before widening SE 39th south of Stark 1949(City of Portland Archives)