VP fan Bill Stearns sent this great photo taken from the deck of the original Morrison Bridge, circa 1890s, looking west to the downtown waterfront. He recently obtained the original glass plate negative which he scanned for this beautiful image. In the detail photo at bottom, a paddle wheel steamer can be seen at the Alder Street Dock. Thanks Bill!
This lively street scene looking north on Front towards Morrison Street features the Esmond Hotel, perhaps Portland’s grandest hotel of the time; Presidents Hayes and Grant both stayed there. It was demolished in 1908. This great image was send by VP fan Dave Kramer who acquired the mounted 29″x40″ print in Rejuvenation’s salvage/antiques section.