Multnomah Historical Association

Then and Now - Medley, Storefront and Apartments photo ca. 1950. 0

Then and Now – Medley

This summer we did a series of “Then and Now” posters for Multnomah businesses. The posters features a vintage image of the building housing the business, a small inset image of the current facade, and a brief history of the building. Over the next several weeks we’re going to publish...

Then and Now - Maggie's Boutique, Multnomah Show Shop photo ca. 1935. 0

Then and Now – Maggie’s Boutique

This summer we did a series of “Then and Now” posters for Multnomah businesses. The posters features a vintage image of the building housing the business, a small inset image of the current facade, and a brief history of the building. Over the next several weeks we’re going to publish...

Lucky Labrador Brewpub - Then and Now, Orenomah Masonic Lodge image ca. 1975. 0

Then and Now – Lucky Lab

This summer we did a series of “Then and Now” posters for Multnomah businesses. The posters features a vintage image of the building housing the business, a small inset image of the current facade, and a brief history of the building. Over the next several weeks we’re going to publish...

Then and Now - Key Bank, Multnomah Community Church image ca. 1948. 0

Then and Now – Key Bank

This summer we did a series of “Then and Now” posters for Multnomah businesses. The posters features a vintage image of the building housing the business, a small inset image of the current facade, and a brief history of the building. Over the next several weeks we’re going to publish...

Then and Now, Jones and Jones, Multnomah Hardware image ca. 1950. 0

Then and Now – Jones and Jones

This summer we did a series of “Then and Now” posters for Multnomah businesses. The posters features a vintage image of the building housing the business, a small inset image of the current facade, and a brief history of the building. Over the next several weeks we’re going to publish...

Annie Bloom's Books "Then and Now" Poster. 0

Then and Now – Annie Bloom’s

This summer we did a series of “Then and Now” posters for Multnomah businesses. The posters features a vintage image of the building housing the business, a small inset image of the current facade, and a brief history of the building. Over the next several weeks we’re going to publish...

Front, Postcard of House in Multnomah, ca. 1920 0

Another Mystery House

I’m always scouring ebay for anything related to Multnomah, and every so often I find something. This time it was a postcard. Do you know this house? Two clues would be the wrap around porch, which may be gone, and the gambrel roofed building or addition on the left side...

Multnomah Station Blueprint, Front Elevation, ca. 1908. Courtesy Le Meitour Gallery. 0

Multnomah Station Blueprints

Multnomah Station is the building on the left side of the above image. The station, and it’s accompanying power plant, were the first structures in the future city of Multnomah, then Multnomah Station. John’s Market now occupies the site. Our thanks to Yves Le Meitour of Le Meitour Gallery for...

Colorized Neon Shell Service Station Sign on Barbur Boulevard, Night View, ca 1952. 0

Shell Neon Sign on Barbur Boulevard

On the right side of this image of Chiliville, I noticed the Shell Service Station sign. Here’s a closer view of the sign. Barbur Boulevard between SW Terwilliger Boulevard and Tigard was once home to an incredible array of neon signage. Now, the Capitol Hill Motel sign is all that...