Photograph looking south on Commercial Street, taken with a long exposure at night. On the left side, the Greenbaum Building can be seen, now at 240-254 Commercial Street NE. Light streaks from vehicles can be seen on the street. On the negative is written "49-138." (Image note: see related Image PGE 49-97).
Photograph looking south on Commercial Street towards Chemeketa Street in Salem. Buildings line both sides of the street, and forested hills can be seen in the distance. On the left side, the Greenbaum Building can be seen, now at 240-254 Commercial Street NE. Also on the left is sign with "Hotel Argo," formally at the intersection of Commercial and Chemeketa Streets. On the negative is written "49-97." (Image note: see related image PGE 49-138).
Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.