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First Baptist Church of Burton Homes

The Vancouver Avenue Baptist Church began as the First Baptist Church of Burton Homes, a federal wartime housing project managed by the Vancouver Housing Authority (Washington state). Most of the people in this 1945 photo of an early service were employees of the Kaiser Shipyards. The church moved to the Bagley Downs housing project later that year, then to Vanport City in 1946, and finally to the Albina neighborhood in Portland after Vanport was flooded in 1948. The current building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance to the history of civil rights in Oregon.

Depot at Mt. Angel

Photograph of a depot at Mt. Angel for the Willamette Valley Southern Railway Company (W.V.S.RY). Buildings, including St. Mary Catholic Church with steeple, can be seen next to the depot. In the distance, several people can be seen, including one next to the depot looking at the camera (image note: corner of glass negative is broken).


Photograph of the exterior of an unidentified church. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.


Photograph of the exterior of an unidentified church. The number 9 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

First Unitarian Church, Portland

Photograph, taken from the side, showing the entrance to the First Unitarian Church at Southwest 12th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street in Portland. The text “Unitarian Church” is written on the negative and is partially visible in the lower right corner of the image. Also see related image Nos. 372A1261 and 372A1262.

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