Multnomah County (Or.)

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

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Multnomah County (Or.)

21 Collections results for Multnomah County (Or.)

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Station L

Photograph of the engine room of Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) showing machinery. A person in a white shirt can be seen on the right side of the frame, and the front unit has “General Electric Company” written on it.

Station L, generators

Photograph taken at Station L (later the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), looking downward at two generators. The far unit is being rewound with visible cable. Pieces of debris can be seen around the room, in addition to possible damage on the back wall. Large windows can be seen along the left wall, and metal plating lines the back wall.

Station C

Photograph showing the interior of Station C in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Large wheeled mechanisms are visible, and a man can be seen looking at the camera while sitting near the building wall.

Station C

Photograph showing the interior of Station C in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. On the generator nearest the camera is written “General Electric Company.”

Station E, interior construction

Photograph showing the interior of Station E during construction (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men can be seen looking at the camera, with one standing in front of the unit, and another above at the top of a ladder. Large windows are visible on the other side of the large industrial machine.

Station E, interior

Photograph showing the interior of Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue), taken from a high angle. Several large pieces of machinery can be seen throughout the run, as well as electric lights.

Station E, engine exciter set

Photograph showing an engine exciter at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men in overalls stand to the left of the machine, looking at the camera. The man on the right is holding a small mechanical wheel.

Station E

Photograph showing the interior of the Station E in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Several large machines are visible throughout the room, and a small desk can be seen at the center of the frame. One wall includes large arched windows.

Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company

Generators - Bonneville Dam

Negative of a photographic postcard showing the generators at the Bonneville Dam. The generators are circular machines lined up in a large open room. Handwriting on negative reads, "Generators - Bonneville Dam. Christian 11-623."

Christian (Photographer)