County Fair Racetrack, circa 1935

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.

The old county fair racetrack was located in what is now Town Fair Center, just east of Eastman Parkway in Gresham, circa 1935.

 

Racing Program, circa 1935

Racing Program, circa 1935

 

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N Lombard Street, 1945

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, March 1945. Willis Hardware and Wonder Market are visible in the image.

 

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, 1945: A2005-001.377

N Lombard Street and N Portsmouth Avenue looking northeast, 1945: A2005-001.377

 

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The Multnomah County Central Library, circa 1918

The Multnomah County Central Library taken from the corner of SW 10th Avenue and SW Yamhill Street, circa 1918.

 

Public library exterior, circa 1918: A2004-002.578

Public library exterior, circa 1918: A2004-002.578

 

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Vanport Hospital , circa 1944

The Vanport Hospital entrance, looking west with a view of water tower no. 4 & 5, circa 1944.

 

View of Vanport hospital office entrance looking west with view of water towers no. 4 and 5, circa 1944: A2001-025.703

View of Vanport hospital office entrance looking west with view of water towers no. 4 and 5, circa 1944: A2001-025.703

 

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