Monthly Archive: October 2012

Fulton park, ca. 1890. 0

Fulton Park

The property was originally owned by Oregon pioneer, Thomas F. Stephens. The property was divided and one, if not both, parcels were purchased by Philip A. Marquam, who was for many years the largest landowner in Multnomah County. In July 1888, Southwest Portland Company purchased the land for $150,000, creating...

Ross Motor Company, Artist's Conception, ca. 1928. 0

Ross Motor Company

Artist’s conception of the Ross Motor Company building at 7634 SW Captiol Highway, now (I think) vacant. The building was constructed in 1928 as a Ford dealership and final assembly center. How much nicer the building, and it’s neighbor, now housing Healthy Pets, looked then. Let’s hope some future owner...

Shattck Road ca. 1900. 0

Shattuck Road

The road in the right foreground is approximately where Beaverton Hillsdale Highway is today. At the time of this photo the highway did not exist, the foregound road was a dead-end dirt lane. To get to Beaverton from Hillsdale by wagon, one would have followed Hoffman Road (SW Vermont Street)...

Maplewood Station on the Oregon Electric Railway, ca. 1913, from the Wendland Family Collection. 5

Maplewood Station

On May 14, 1906 the Oregon Electric Railway was organized “to construct and operate a system of railroads, either single track or double track, with power to change from one to the other, from a point at or near the north boundary of the City of Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County,...