Fire Station 9, 1913

Fire Station 9 is now known as the Historic Belmont Firehouse and still stands at the corner of SE 35th and Belmont. Station 9 was nearly new at the time of this photo; many of Portland’s existing historic firehouses are dated circa 1912. The building is now the home of the Safety Learning Center and Fire Museum and the Jeff Morris Foundation.

(City of Portland Archives)

Fire Station 2, 1948

Fire Station 2 sits amid what appears to be road construction debris along NW 3rd Avenue in 1948. A 1918 American LaFrance engine is parked outside. Fire Station 2, built in 1913, can still be found at NW 3rd and Glisan. It’s empty and boarded up, but still looks to be in decent condition.

(City of Portland Archives)

Fire Station 17, 1915

The Portland Fire Department’s Station 17 crew displays their firefighting equipment in 1915. Are both vehicles American LaFrance? The building is now a nicely preserved private residence on NW 24th Ave.

(City of Portland Archives)