Thursday, November 17, 2016

Portland Over 100 Years Ago – 44 Rare Vintage Photos Documented Street Scenes of the Rose City from between the 1900s-10s

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and is the 26th most populous city in the United States.

Here below is a rare collection of 44 vintage photos capturing street scenes of Portland from between the 1900s and 1910s.

5th and Morrison, 1912

A red electric pulls the liberty bell past the Circle Theater, 1915

Baker Stock Company in the late 1900s

Broadway in the late 1910s

Children (near political signs) in front of the Portland and OK coffee houses, circa 1900

Children walking in Portland’s historic Chinatown, ca. 1900s

Crossing the Willamette from Sellwood, ca. 1900s

East 15th and Burnside, 1919

First traffic signal in Portland SW 3rd Ave and Morrison St., 1915

Fourth street, 1907

Grand parade on Broadway, 1910

Jackson Tower, 1918

Lewis Clark Exposition, Summer 1905

Looking east on Sandy at 37th street, 1915

Motorcycle club at 4th and Taylor, 1912

Multnomah County Courthouse, circa 1900

Northeast Weidler Street during ice storm in 1917

Park School, 1904

Portland railway light & power streetcar special car, 1908

Portland Rose Parade, 1908

Ramapo Hotel at 1337 S.W. Washington street, 1918

S.E. Morrison & Water, 1915

S.W. 3rd Ave & Washington, 1905

S.W. 3rd avenue, looking North from Morrison, 1910

S.W. 5th and Morrison Street, 1912

S.W. 5th from Washington, 1907

S.W. Sixth and Yamhill, 1915

S.W. Washington and Broadway, 1914

Sixth and Taylor streets, 1910

Sixth street, looking North, 1912

Skidmore fountain, ca. 1910s

Streetcars at Third and Morrison, 1905

The 23rd Avenue steetcar, ca. 1910s

The corner of 23rd and Burnside in 1913

The Heilig theatre, 1912

The Oregonian Building at S.W. 6th and Alder, 1904

The Quimby House on 4th and Couch, ca. 1910s

Third Street on the Road of a Thousand Wonders in Portland, ca. 1910s

Train station, 1913

Union Oil Fire on June 26, 1911

Wagons and businesses along Front Avenue, 1910

Waterfront - foot of Yamhill and Salmon Sts., 1914

West Burnside and SW Washington at 19th, 1910

Women at fountain, ca. 1910s

(Photos from jackonflickr)

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