Inman-Poulson Lumber Dock, c1937

Recently we saw an aerial view of part of the Inman-Poulson Lumber Co. property along the east bank of the Willamette River. Today’s circa 1937 photo shows the freighter San Marcos tied up at the Inman-Poulson dock, loading sawn lumber for some unknown destination. It’s a fantastic photo, rich in detail, looking north up down the river with the Portland skyline in the distance.

(City of Portland Archives)

Westside Seawall Construction, 1928

Engineers used primitive looking steam-powered equipment to build the west side seawall and sewer system in 1928. This is just on the south side of the Burnside Bridge and the workmen are probably making footings for the pumping station that is adjacent to Saturday Market today.

(City of Portland Archives)