Category: Lecture

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,...

Then and Now - Medley, Storefront and Apartments photo ca. 1950. 1

Then and Now – Medley

This summer we did a series of “Then and Now” posters for Multnomah businesses. The posters features a vintage image of the building housing the business, a small inset image of the current facade, and a brief history of the building. Over the next several weeks we’re going to publish...


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...