Tagged: 1950s

Multnomah, Oregon, ca. 1953. Ed Colvin Photo. 0

Multnomah, Oregon, ca. 1953

Not much to say here, just an old photo of Multnomah.  Not much change today except for the names on the buildings.  Note old Renner’s sign, workmen in Multnomah Garage (now Sip D’Vine and Multnomah Cleaners), and Beardsley’s Auto Parts (now Umpqua Bank building).

Multnomah Days Pet Parade participants, ca. 1950. 0

Multnomah Days

The annual Multnomah Days celebration began in the 1920s when Multnomah merchants decided to have an annual city-wide sale. Then, it was just a sale, the big annual parade and celebrations were on Independence Day. In the 1950s the event was renamed Chief Multnomah Days, a parade and celebrations were...

Multnomah Merchants Celebrate Chief Multnomah Days, ca. 1958. 1

Multnomah Days

The annual Multnomah Days celebration began in the 1920s when Multnomah merchants decided to have an annual city-wide sale. Then, it was just a sale, the big annual parade and celebrations were on Independence Day. In the 1950s the event was renamed Chief Multnomah Days, a parade and celebrations were...

Chiliville, 9130 SW Barbur Blvd., ca. 1950 1

Chiliville

We’ve been slowly but surely cataloging the hundreds of 4×5 black and white negatives Multnomah Photographer Ed Colvin took during the 1950s. Every once in a while we run across a gem, one that shows us something new, something we never knew existed. A few days ago we found nine...

Multnomah Street Scene, ca. 1952. 1

Winter in Multnomah

This building is now occupied by Thinkertoys.  Nelson Thomas building (Marco’s) visible to right of telephone pole.