Monthly Archive: February 2013

Multnomah Station Audubon Society Making a Bird Bath, May, 1915. 0

Pictures of … ?

One of the biggest issues historians face wen it comes to old photos is context – who is in the photo, what are they doing, when was the photo taken, where was the photo taken. The more contextual information we have about the photo, the more historically valuable it is....

Second Maplewood School. Drawing by Kaye Synoground from original blueprints. 0

Second Maplewood School

The second Maplewood School was built during the winter of 1913-1914, and opened to 101 students in the fall of 1914. The building basically consisted of two large rooms, each 33 feet deep and 23 feet wide with fir flooring. There were large blackboards, 3 ½ feet by 18 feet,...

Gregg Owens Chevrolet ca. 1940. 0

7783 SW Capitol Highway

A log cabin is the first known structure on this site. It sold “Made o’ Clover” ice cream. The log cabin was moved to Glencullen, where it still stands, when the present building was constructed in 1927. The present building was constructed in 1927. It was the temporary home of...

Multnomah Mailwomen, 1944. From left to right: Lillian Sears, Iva Woodward, Patricia Long, Emma Wargi, and Virginia Schaaf. 0

Rosie the … Mailman?

We’ve all heard how women took up factory jobs during World War II to fill positions left vacant by men serving overseas, but rarely do we hear about the other positions women filled during the war. In 1944 these women took the place of two regular postmen at the Multnomah...