Monthly Archive: April 2013


Beardsley Auto Parts Fire

On November 2, 1977, machinist Reed Barker was working late when he heard footsteps on the roof, a sloshing in the air vents, and then saw the fire. Barker fled the store, barely escaping the fire, and called the Portland Fire Bureau from Renner’s. More than eighty firefighters and nineteen...

Fairvale School ca. 1915. 0

Fairvale School

Fairvale was a community centered around the intersection of SW Shattuck Rd. and SW Hamilton St. The Fairvale School, built in 1891, was located about where SW 53rd St. intersects Shattuck Rd. today. The two room school’s last year of operation was 1928.