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Dean Kirkland

Vintage Portland

http://vintageportland.wordpress.com/

Located in Portland

Last update: February 5th, 2016 at 06:00 am

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A photo blog exploring Portland's past through historical images.

Aerial of industrial area in Northwest Portland, near the St. Johns Bridge, circa 1938.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, Bridge, Northwest, Northwest Industrial, St. Johns Bridge

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Construction of the Memorial Coliseum, April 13, 1960.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Lloyd District, North

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Panoramic view of Lincoln High School area looking north, February 26, 1960.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Goose Hollow, Southwest

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Can anyone tell us where this park is or was located? This photograph was taken September 5, 1967.  Filed under: 1960s, Help Us Out!, Parks

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A number man standing outside 3820-3824 NE Union Avenue (Martin Luther King Boulevard), near NE Failing Street, 1929.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1920s, Failing Street, King, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Northeast, Union …

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A view of Portland’s South Auditorium Urban Renewal area and waterfront, looking northeast, circa 1978.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1970s, Downtown, Southwest

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A Grader being used to plow snow in the Southwest Hills at SW Tichner Drive, circa 1956.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1950s, Arlington Heights, Drives, Southwest, Tichner Drive

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Children gathered to watch men work on a water main break at NE 70th Avenue and NE Prescott Street, May 29, 1962.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, 70th Avenue, Cully, Northeast, Prescott Street

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John Kenward, Robert Perron, and Herman Plummer, Albina Neighborhood Improvement Project (ANIP) project manager, with a model of Unthank Park, circa 1963.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Boise, Parks

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Fire damage near SW 2nd Avenue and SW Taylor Street, 1956.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1950s, 2nd Avenue, Downtown, Southwest, Taylor Street

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SW Yamhill Street and SW 2nd Avenue. This image is part of the documentation collected by city employees during a 1976 Sign Compliance Survey.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1970s, 2nd Avenue, Downtown, Southwest, …

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N Interstate Avenue channelization looking southeast towards N Mississippi Avenue, circa 1950.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1950s, Eliot, Interstate Avenue, Mississippi Avenue, North

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Men working on a bridge during the construction of SE McLoughlin Boulevard, August 21, 1934.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, McLoughlin Boulevard, Southeast

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Portlandia gets an escort from Fireboat 6 (David Campbell) as she approaches Waterfront Park, 1985.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1980s, Downtown, Parks, Southwest

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SE Division Street at SE 82nd Avenue looking east, 1937. View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, 82nd Avenue, Division Street, Montavilla, Southeast

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Men cutting street corners at the corner of SW 4th Ave and SW Sheridan Street, April 10, 1931.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, 4th Avenue, Sherman Street, South Portland, Southwest

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This image is labeled “Finished Gravel Path, First Street Fill.” The image is from April 10, 1931. Can anyone help us figure out the cross street?     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, 1st Avenue, …

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The corner of NE 41st Avenue and NE Fremont Street looking south, 1932.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, 42nd Avenue, Beaumont-Wilshire, Fremont Street, Northeast

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Looking west on N Russell Street near N Borthwick Avenue, 1974. This image was taken as a part of the Emanuel Hospital Urban Renewal project.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1970s, Borthwick Avenue, Eliot, …

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The University of Portland and surrounding area, taken on February 6, 1968.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Aerial, North, University Park

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The Morrison Bridge looking west in 1963.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Bridge, Downtown, Morrison Bridge

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Aerial of the Washington Zoo from 1963.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Aerial, Arlington Heights, Southwest, Sylvan Highlands

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NE 24th Avenue and NE Weidler Street, April 10, 1931.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, 24th Avenue, Northeast, Sullivan's Gulch, Weidler Street

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The City Photographer took this image on NW 3rd Ave. between Hoyt St. and Glisan St. to document sewer repair work. This image documents a specific Federal WPA project.   View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, 3rd Avenue, Glisan Street, Hoyt Street, Southwest

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This image documents the organization of Depression era public works crews at Stanton Yard. The City of Portland oversaw programs that spent local, state, and federal money to put large numbers of unemployed residents to work. Projects were as far flung as the Wilson River and Wolf Creek Highways. This image was taken April

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Construction of the fire drill tower began in 1935. In this image we see the beginning stages. The tower is located at SE Milwaukie Ave. and SE Powel Blvd. You can see part of the completed tower in the previous post about the vehicle inspection station on SE Powell and Milwaukie.     View this […]

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In this image is a view of the first Morrison Bridge,looking east during the 1894 flood. The river is sitting at a high level not far from the bridge’s deck.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1890s, Bridge, Morrison Bridge

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The image you see today was sent in by Brian Rollins. The photo was taken at the foot of Stark Street before the seawall was constructed. The boy on the right is William Kerr.  The four boys took the sloop from downtown on a voyage down to Astoria and back. Keep in mind that the boys […]

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This aerial from 1935, gives us a great view of the ships arriving at the Portland waterfront for the rose festival. In this image we see the old (second) Morrison Bridge, the Burnside Bridge, and the Steel Bridge. This is a wonderful example of what the waterfront once looked like before the waterfront park existed. [̷

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