Albers Bros. Milling Co. and the Albers Docks were quite a complex along the western Willamette riverfront a century ago. The tall central structure with the grain silos is all that remains today. Although dated circa 1915, this illustration would have predated the 1913 Broadway Bridge which now skirts those silos as it crosses the river. The far north end of Union Station is at left and a very smoky industrial Northwest Portland stretches out beyond.
The Broadway Bridge was only two years old when this fine image, with a sternwheeler passing beneath the bridge, was made in 1915. This view looks west and you’ll get much the same view today from N. Interstate Ave.