Author: timlyman

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,...

Chief Multnomah Bank. From Multnomah Bank, Multnomah, Oregon. 3

Chief Multnomah Bank

  The Multnomah Bank opened February 2, 1948.  The bank opened at 7840 SW Capitol Highway, the former location of the Multnomah Commercial and Savings Bank that closed December 1934.  The location is now the restaurant side of O’Connor’s Restaurant and Bar, and you can still see the bank vault....

Copeland Lumber Logo 2

Copeland Lumber

  Joseph W. Copeland was born at Sumner, Iowa, on August 31, 1886. His father, Joseph, taught him the lumber business in yards acquired or opened in Cresco, Perry, Toledo and Gardiner, Iowa. Copeland graduated from high school at Cresco, Iowa, and then matriculated to the University of Minnesota, fully...

Capitol Highway Snow, ca. 1920. 1

Snowmageddon 1919 – 1920.

The recent snowstorm didn’t even make it into Portland’s top ten snowfalls.  We believe the pictures below are from the winter of 1919-1920 due to the depth of the snow cut on Capitol Highway, and the sepia toning.  A December 1919 snow storm, the fifth worst in Portland’s recorded history,...