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Dean Kirkland

Vintage Portland

http://vintageportland.wordpress.com/

Located in Portland

Last update: July 27th, 2015 at 06:00 am

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

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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This photograph was captured at Nu Food Products kitchen located at 5757 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Here we have an interior view of the work area with four workers. The date of this image is circa 1931.   View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, Northeast, Uncategorized

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In this image we see children and recreation directors gathered with garbage cans and bundles of paper for Guilds Lake Clean Up week. This photograph was taken on July 28, 1944 as a part of the Housing Authority of Portland series of photos documenting life in the various housing units.     View this image […

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This image was taken after the widening of SE Belmont Ave was completed. We are looking east on SE Belmont St. near SE 8th Ave. In this image you can see signs for East Side Food Center/Grand Central Public Market, Dolan Wrecking Co., and Richfield on the far right side of the street.     […]

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Mayors and bikes have a long history in Portland. The man sitting on the tricycle is former mayor Earl Riley. Can anyone name the other men in this image?   View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1940s, Downtown, Southwest

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The number man is standing close to the Harbor Wall near Davis St., with the Steel Bridge in the background to the north. The structures on the left side of the image are on Front Ave.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, Bridge, Northwest, Number Man, Steel Bridge, Uncategorized

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Montavilla Park pool, August 16, 1935. This photo was taken as part of series documenting the State Emergency Relief Administration of Oregon project titled: Recreational – Summer 1935. “The purpose of this project was to provide recreational supervision and direction for all ages – particularly the unemployed you

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The Vintage Portland staff is taking Thanksgiving week off. We’ve recently passed our four-year anniversary with almost 1,000 entries so we’ll be back next week refreshed and ready to go again. Enjoy!Filed under: Uncategorized

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Just an absolutely brilliant photo of the Ross Island Bridge under construction. The view is to the northeast as the main span girders are joined in the middle. Although it’s mystifyingly dated 1937 on the front, this is almost certainly 1926, as the bridge opened in December of that year.  (City of Portland Archive

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Our Number Man finds himself standing on the sunny corner of NE Union Avenue & Russell Street in 1929. The same building can be seen down the street in this previous post. (City of Portland Archives)Filed under: 1920s, Northeast, Number Man, Russell Street, Union Avenue

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This scene along SE 28th Avenue near Eastmoreland shouldn’t be too far from our previous photo along 28th. The white house in the distance on the right may be at SE Schiller Street. (City of Portland Archives)Filed under: 1920s, Southeast

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SE Foster Road west from 66th Avenue presented a quaint and neighborly feel back in 1923. A laundry, barber, real estate office and ice cream were available here as people came out to chat or just catch a bit of sun. (City of Portland Archives)Filed under: 1920s, Foster Rd., Southeast

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This dapper gentleman struck a pose with his car in the Northwest industrial area of Portland in 1928. Although labeled as “NW 14th & Lovejoy,” this location could be open to debate. Is that a salesman’s sample case on the ground? (City of Portland Archives)Filed under: 1920s, Northwest, Number Man, P

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