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Station E

Photograph showing the exterior of the Station E brick building in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. A large smokestack is visible on the left side of the building, and railroad tracks pass through the foreground. In the distance, a man sits next to a small kiosk building.

Station E

Photograph showing the exterior of Station E in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Two smokestacks can be seen: one above the building in the center of the frame, and a large one to the left.

Station E, stack completed

Photograph taken from a distance, showing the completed smokestack of Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). The large stack can be seen in the middle of the frame, next to a smaller wooden building. Several other stacks and utility poles can be seen in the distance.

Station E

Photograph showing the interior of the Station E in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Several large machines are visible throughout the room, and a small desk can be seen at the center of the frame. One wall includes large arched windows.

Station E, engine exciter set

Photograph showing an engine exciter at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men in overalls stand to the left of the machine, looking at the camera. The man on the right is holding a small mechanical wheel.

Station E, interior construction

Photograph taken from a high angle showing interior construction at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men look at the camera, and two large round prices of machinery can be seen on the right. On the front of the round pieces is a hand painted “Portland General Electric C., Portland OR.” In the foreground, a rectangular package says “From General Electric Co.”

Station E, interior construction

Photograph showing interior construction at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men look at the camera on the left and right sides of the frame. In the center, a piece of machinery is hand painted with “Portland General Electric, Portland, Or.” Another man stands on top of the unit.

Station E, interior construction

Photograph showing the interior of Station E during construction (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men can be seen looking at the camera, with one standing in front of the unit, and another above at the top of a ladder. Large windows are visible on the other side of the large industrial machine.

Station E, circulation system

Photograph showing the water circulation system at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). A man looks at the camera while a pipe sprays a stream of water into the river. Several large ships and barges can be seen in the distance.

Station E, construction

Photograph showing construction (likely the boiler room) at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). A pile of bricks sits near the front of the frame, and the boilers can be seen further in the background.

Station E, boilers

Photograph showing four men posing with boilers at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men stand at the front of the boilers while two others peak out near the top.

Station E, boilers and furnaces

Photograph showing the boilers at Station E in northwest Portland (near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue) Written at the top of each boiler is “Cahall Horizontal Boiler, The Aultman & Taylor MCH Y Co. Builders, Mansfield, Ohio.” A lamp hang from the ceiling near the left side of the image.

Station E, erection of the boilers

Photograph showing construction of the boiler system at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men stand in groups while looking at the camera, while one person raised a set of pipes with a hoist. Three men stand near the top of the structure.

Station E, construction at boiler room

Photograph showing a group of workers during the construction of the boiler room at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Several men sit in a row at the base of the structure, with two sitting above. A man in a suit stands at the back on the right side of the frame.

Station E, installation of boilers

Photograph showing the installation of the boilers at Station E (northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue). Two men stand at the top of wooden scaffolding while looking at the camera. A pile of bricks can be seen at the base of the wall, next to wooden debris and a wheelbarrow.

Station C

Photograph showing the interior of Station C in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. On the generator nearest the camera is written “General Electric Company.”

Station C

Photograph showing the interior of Station C in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Several large machines are visible, and the building walls appear to be made of metal sheeting. Near the front, a sign on one machine says “Buffalo Forge Co. Heating and Ventilating Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y.”

Station C

Photograph showing the interior of Station C in northwest Portland, near the intersection of NW 21st Avenue and NW Sherlock Avenue. Large wheeled mechanisms are visible, and a man can be seen looking at the camera while sitting near the building wall.

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