Washington Park Aerial, 1939

There are some nice details to be found in this 1939 aerial looking down on Washington Park. The Rose Garden and reservoirs are evident in center. Canyon Road snakes down to Goose Hollow under the Vista Avenue Viaduct on the left. It appears the old Portland Railway, Light & Power Company’s building was still on the southwest corner of 23rd and Burnside. Enjoy!

A2001-045.438  Aerial of Washington Park 1939(City of Portland Archives)

Emil Schacht House, c1910

The 1898 home of prominent Portland architect Emil Schacht is the only example of the Shingle Style in Portland’s King’s Hill neighborhood. Shown here circa 1910, it still stands at 733 SW Vista Avenue, just south of Burnside.

emil schacht house 733 vista 20769 c1910(University of Oregon Libraries)

A Typical Residence, c1909

VP fan and past contributor Roxanne has sent in this beautifully rendered but optimistically titled postcard showing a “typical residence” in Portland circa 1909. Roxanne is trying to find the present (but probably past) location of this home. Some websites place this on the Corbett property at SW Park and Main Street but we’ve seen both homes on that block, neither of which match this home. Does anyone have any correct information on this location? Thanks for sending this, Roxanne.

(Roxanne Cummings)