Tagged: Maplewood

Maplewood Station on the Oregon Electric Railroad, ca. 1912. Photo by George Wendland. 0

Maplewood Station

The Maplewood story begins with the Niebur family’s donation land grant of 320 acres filed in May of 1873. They located their homestead in the present day April Park area. The land was a mix of forest and meadows with a crystal clear stream we now call Fanno Creek. Other...

Maplewood Trestle ca. 1913, looking NE. 2

Maplewood Trestle

The second Maplewood School can be seen in the middle right. When the Oregon Electric Railroad opened for passenger service on January 30, 1908, it was a single track line full of twists, turns, and hills. Railroad magnate James J. Hill bought the Oregon Electric Railroad in February of 1910...

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100 Years ago in the Oregonian

JANUARY 4, 1914 – TRACK LAYING ON OREGON ELECTRIC CUT OFF IS HAMPERED BY “SOFT” WEATHER The contractors on the Multnomah-Garden Home cutoff on the Oregon Electric, just out of Portland, have encountered a great deal of “soft” weather since Thanksgiving day, which has held back the opening of this...

Second Maplewood School. Drawing by Kaye Synoground from original blueprints. 0

Second Maplewood School

The second Maplewood School was built during the winter of 1913-1914, and opened to 101 students in the fall of 1914. The building basically consisted of two large rooms, each 33 feet deep and 23 feet wide with fir flooring. There were large blackboards, 3 ½ feet by 18 feet,...

Maplewood Station on the Oregon Electric Railway, ca. 1913, from the Wendland Family Collection. 5

Maplewood Station

On May 14, 1906 the Oregon Electric Railway was organized “to construct and operate a system of railroads, either single track or double track, with power to change from one to the other, from a point at or near the north boundary of the City of Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County,...