Multnomah Historical Association

Capitol Highway, January 1929. Photo courtesy Jean Mangrum. 3

2603 City Avenue

Today’s photos come from a recent donation by Jean Mangrum.  The photos come from Jean’s grandmother’s photo album.  Jean’s grandparents moved to Multnomah in the late 1920s, and resided at 2903 City Avenue.   Two of Jean’s Uncles, Chester and Bruce Edwards, owned several bus lines, including one that ran...

Independence Day in Multnomah, ca. 1919. 0

Independence Day

Note not only the American flags on buildings and cars, but the flags of other nations draped across Capitol Highway. We think this photo was taken in 1919 because it was with a group of other photos from 1919. It is suggested that it may be from 1918 (WWI) because...

Fairvale Grocery, ca. 1921. 0

Fairvale Grocery

In 1921 the Fairvale Grocery, owned by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rogers, occupied two acres on the northwest comer of S. W. Shattuck Road and Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. As an important part of the community of Fairvale, the “one-man” store sold groceries and gasoline. The picture shows the simple...

Maplewood Station on the Oregon Electric Railroad, ca. 1912. Photo by George Wendland. 0

Maplewood Station

The Maplewood story begins with the Niebur family’s donation land grant of 320 acres filed in May of 1873. They located their homestead in the present day April Park area. The land was a mix of forest and meadows with a crystal clear stream we now call Fanno Creek. Other...

Car Ascending Grade South of Multnomah Crossing 0

Before the Viaduct

From the time the Oregon Electric laid its tracks in 1908 until the viaduct opened on October 1, 1926, pedestrian, horse, wagon and automobile traffic crossed the railroad tracks (now SW Multnomah Boulevard) at Multnomah Crossing. The crossing was just to the west of the viaduct; the little one way...

Fulton Park Dairy (Raz/Wardin) House, 1903. 1

Fulton Park Dairy House

Note: An earlier version of this post erroneously placed this house near the main dairy facilities, it was located where the Wilson High swimming pool now is, it’s address was 6450 SW 16th Ave. Fulton Park Dairy (Raz Brothers Dairy) by Patti Waitman Ingebretsen Three Raz brothers purchased the land...

Then and Now - Switch, Photo of Library (L), and Liquor Store (R), ca 1952. 1

Then and Now – Switch

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...