Monthly Archive: January 2014

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Mystery Solved

Last week we asked readers if they could identify the location and orientation of this photograph, and any buildings in the photo. We didn’t know, and were hoping someone would come forward identifying one or more of the houses in the photo. We had a lot of guesses, but no...

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Where is This?

“View of Tualatin Valley North of Multnomah.” That’s all we know about this image. We’re guessing it it was taken about 1900. Although the title says it’s “North of Multnomah,” we don’t know if it’s north, northwest, or northeast. We also don’t know which direction the photographer was facing. Any...

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7834 SW Capitol Highway

  Tenant history of 7834 SW Capitol Highway 19?? Safeway (moved from 7847) 1930’s Friendly Variety Store 193? Purcell’s Dry Goods 1937-1941 Multnomah Variety- E.V. Gilmore 1941-1974 Ben Franklin Variety Store- Percy Hughes 1972-1984 Multnomah Rexall Drug- Sherman Hess (moved from 7800) 1980’s-1983 Ed’s Camera Corner in Rexall Drug (moved...

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Maplewood Trestle

The second Maplewood School can be seen in the middle right. When the Oregon Electric Railroad opened for passenger service on January 30, 1908, it was a single track line full of twists, turns, and hills. Railroad magnate James J. Hill bought the Oregon Electric Railroad in February of 1910...

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100 Years ago in the Oregonian

JANUARY 4, 1914 – TRACK LAYING ON OREGON ELECTRIC CUT OFF IS HAMPERED BY “SOFT” WEATHER The contractors on the Multnomah-Garden Home cutoff on the Oregon Electric, just out of Portland, have encountered a great deal of “soft” weather since Thanksgiving day, which has held back the opening of this...

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Researching Your House’s History

Saturday, January 25 3:00—4:00 Hillsdale Library 1525 S.W. Sunset Blvd. 503.988.5388 Have you ever wondered about the history of your house, apartment, church or other building?  When was it built?  Why was it built?  Who owned it?  What happened to the people who lived there?  Or, my perennial favorite question...