Another excellent D.E. Keasey real estate illustration from 1909. This is a beautiful, very accurate representation looking northeast over Portland Heights. The fine detail even shows the Council Crest streetcar on Vista Avenue at upper right.
We’ve seen this Portland Heights illustration before but this version is without the folds shown in the previous one. It also presents it in context of the full-page D.E. Keasey & Co. real estate ad in 1907. $550 gave you your choice of 50 lots at the time.
(The Oregonian. Retrieved from http://infoweb.newsbank.com)
Real estate businessman W.M. Killingsworth had grand ideas for Portland’s future following the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. This circa 1909 illustration fancifully blends some Portland buildings (and rivers) with New York’s Manhattan Island to portray how Mr. Killingsworth (pictured at upper right) envisioned Portland’s thriving future.