Demolition of Portland High School building

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Demolition of Portland High School building


  • 1928-08-11 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph showing demolition of the tower of the Portland High School building on August 11, 1928. Heavy trucks pulled down the tower with lines attached to the building. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 9 of the Oregon Journal on August 12, 1928, under the headline “School Tower Razed.” The photograph had the following caption: “Saturday the ornate tower that has thrust upward from the old Portland high school at 14th and Morrison streets was pulled down by workmen wrecking the building. It has become endeared to thousands since its erection in 1883.” Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N6073

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