Downtown Portland, circa 1965

An aerial view of downtown Portland, circa 1965. The Journal Building, Morrison Bridge, Burnside Bridge, Broadway Bridge, Steel Bridge, Memorial Coliseum, City Hall, Hotel Lennox, and the Boilermakers Union are all visible.

 

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-002.118

City of Portland Archives, Oregon, A2010-002.118

 

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Former Mayor Earl Riley, circa 1948

Mayors and bikes have a long history in Portland. The man sitting on the tricycle is former mayor Earl Riley. Can anyone name the other men in this image?

 

Mayor Earl Riley and city officials posing with tricycle outside City Hall, circa 1948 : A2005-005.261.21

Mayor Earl Riley and city officials posing with tricycle outside City Hall, circa 1948 : A2005-005.261.21

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City Hall, 1940

Today we have an interior image from City Hall. We can see city employees loading records into the vault. Look at the size of some of those books! This image is from August 8, 1940, yet we still refer to some of those volumes today.

 

Employees Loading Files into Elevator, Aug. 8, 1940 : A2009-009.420

Employees Loading Files into Elevator, Aug. 8, 1940 : A2009-009.420

 

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