Monthly Archive: July 2015

Capitol Highway, January 1929. Photo courtesy Jean Mangrum. 0

2603 City Avenue – Part 2

In the last post I posted pictures donated by Jean Mangrum, including the one below, and asked whether anyone recognized the houses in the photo, or knew the name of the former City Avenue.  Sorry to have kept you waiting three weeks. City Avenue is now SW Miles Street, and...

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...