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Grier Ingebretsen

Grier R. Ingebretsen 1942-2017 Grier was born in Seattle, Washington 27 Nov 1942 to Evelyn Bell Taylor and Shirley Buehl Ingebretsen.  Shirley worked for Boeing Aircraft as an inspector and was also a barber.  Grier passed away December 25, 2017 Grier was very proud of ancestors from the Grier side...

Feuz Farm, Now Part of Gabriel Park, ca. 1930. 0

Feuz Farm

John Feuz was kind enough to gift us many photos and documents related to the Feuz and Gabriel families last December.  The barn and silo in the above photo are where the southern tennis courts are today.   The above photo is taken from about the same location as the...

Ara Vista Motel Postcard, ca. 1950. 2

Craig’s Auto Court / Ara Vista Motel

      Soon after it’s opening in 1933, Barbur Boulevard between SW Terwilliger Boulevard and Tigard sprouted dozens of businesses devoted to serving automobile travelers. Service stations, restaurants and motels lined this stretch of the new West Side Pacific Highway. Motels, or auto courts, as they were first called,...

Metropolitan Railway Convertible Trolley, ca. 1891. 0

Metropolitan Railway Company

Thank you to everyone that came out to our presentation Railroads in Outer Southwest Portland at the Hillsdale LIbrary, Saturday, August 5. One of the railroads we talked about was the Metropolitan Railway Company. George Steel (Portland Postmaster, Oregon State Senator, Treasurer) and his brother James operated G.A. Steel and...

City and West Portland Park Railway, ca. 1893. 0

History of Railroads in Outer SW Portland

Please join us at the Hillsdale Library Saturday August 5, at 2 PM, for a 40 minute visual presentation on Railroads in Outer Southwest Portland. Over 100 photos of the Oregon & California Railroad (SP), including the —“Red Electric,” —City and West Portland Park Railway, —Metropolitan Railway, —Council Crest Streetcar,...