Multnomah County (Or.)

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45.54687, -122.41534 Map of Multnomah County (Or.)

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56 Collections results for Multnomah County (Or.)

Electric Building

Photograph showing the Electric Building at 621 SW Alder Street. A caption at the bottom of the photo reads “Electric Building, corner of Broadway and Alder). A woman in a dress stands in the street to the right of the building. The top of the Oregonian building can be seen in the background.

Portland Electric Building, room 621

Interior photograph of room 621 in the Portland Electric Building, showing electric meters and phone system. Two desks can be seen, as well as a clock and ceiling light. A board on the far wall shows station and substations names. Building located at 621 Southwest Alder street in Portland.

Broadway north from Electric Building

Street scene photograph taken during the Portland Rose Festival from a high vantage point from the Electric Building at 621 SW Alder Street, looking north. Street cars and automobiles are visible on the street. Signs for “Western Union Theater,” “Liberty Theater,” and “Bronson’s” are visible. Evergreen boughs are strung between streetlights, and two American flags hang at the front of the frame.

Underground derrick truck on street

Photograph showing a man standing on top of an pole derrick truck used for underground work. He is facing forward and looking at the camera with both hands on levers. Next to him is a metal arm attached to the truck, with a hook and pulley at the end. In the background is SW 5th Avenue, looking south towards SW Stark Street. The J.K. Gill Building can be seen on the left (corner of SW 5th Avenue and SW Stark Street), as well as the Yeon Building (522 SW 5th Avenue).

Vancouver substation

Photograph showing a brick and wood building with two smokestacks. In front of the building is a dirt road, and several wheels can be seen on either side of the building. In the background are other buildings, utility poles, and electric lines. Written on the negative is “S324” and “July 1911 Vancouver Sub. Sta.”

Vancouver substation, moving

Photograph showing a cement building being moved via wooden dowels. The round wooden dowels are on top of other layers of cut wood. Several men stand around the building, and utility poles and electric lines can be seen along the left side of the image.

Vancouver substation, during construction, showing framework for first floor and new sub foundation

Photograph showing a construction area, with wooden flooring, a wooden tower, and a chute extending towards the center of the frame. Wooden buildings can be seen in the background and to the left of the construction area, and a labeled measuring stick is leaning against a building also near the center of the frame.

General car shops

Exterior photograph of brick building with multiple white doors. On the left is a paved street lined with power lines and poles, with two automobiles in the distance. An empty grass field is seen in front of the building doors.

Horse car line on Grand Avenue and East Morrison Street

Photograph showing horse cars on the corner of Grand Avenue and East Morrison Street in East Portland. A wooden building can be seen on the corner, with other building visible behind. Two horse-drawn street cars can be seen at either sides of the frame, and three other horse-drawn carts with riders are visible near the center. Several men stand at the entrance to the building on the corner, looking at the camera. The photograph is a reproduction of a pinned image (pins can be seen on the frame) with the caption “Horse car-line on Grand Ave and E. Morrison.” On the photo frame “Eastman, photo” is written.

Train car #78

Photograph showing train car #78 for the Portland Consolidated Railway Company, seen in in front of several wooden houses on a residential street. Numerous tracks can be seen on the road in front of the car, and the attached electric lines are visible above. One half of the car is enclosed, while the other is open-air.

Train car #149

Photograph showing train car #149 seen in in front of several wooden houses on a residential street. Numerous tracks can be seen on the road in front of the car, and the attached electric lines are visible above. One half of the car is enclosed, while the other is open-air. The sign on the front of the car reads “East Ankeny St.”

Local freight office

Photograph of freight office and yard showing multiple industrial wooden buildings, a train, and a horse-drawn wagon. Railroad tracks pass in front of the buildings, and wooded hills can be seen in the distance. An automobile can be seen parked on the right side of the fright office building.

Local freight office

Photograph of freight office and yard showing multiple industrial wooden buildings and railroad tracks. At the top of the freight building “Portland Railway, Light & Power Co.” is written. A large number of electric lines are seen throughout the frame.

Portland Rose Festival electric floats

Photograph of an electric float from the Portland Rose Festival from 1914, with the name “Life on the Plains” written on a sign at the front. Electric light bulbs adorn much of the float, which includes a horned oxen and and three women on horses. People viewing the floats stand along the road in the background.

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