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Broadway looking north from Salmon

Street scene photograph taken during the Portland Rose Festival from street level, looking north on SW Broadway from SW Salmon Street. In the distance, the Journal Building (now Jackson Tower) is visible on the right side of the street. Several signs are strung over the street, including for the “Orpheum Vaudeville,” “Hippodrome,” “Baker Theater,” and “Liberty Theater.” Automobiles line both sides of the street, and two street cars can be seen in the distance.

Broadway north from Electric Building

Street scene photograph taken during the Portland Rose Festival from a high vantage point from the Electric Building at 621 SW Alder Street, looking north. Street cars and automobiles are visible on the street. Signs for “Western Union Theater,” “Liberty Theater,” and “Bronson’s” are visible. Evergreen boughs are strung between streetlights, and two American flags hang at the front of the frame.

Electric Building

Photograph showing the Electric Building at 621 SW Alder Street. A caption at the bottom of the photo reads “Electric Building, corner of Broadway and Alder). A woman in a dress stands in the street to the right of the building. The top of the Oregonian building can be seen in the background.

Electrical substation at Eliot School

Photograph looking northeast near the intersection of NE Knott Street and NE Rodney Avenue, showing an electrical substation building with electrical infrastructure. In the background, the Eliot School building is visible at the left side of the frame. On the negative is written "49-148."

General car shops

Exterior photograph of brick building with multiple white doors. On the left is a paved street lined with power lines and poles, with two automobiles in the distance. An empty grass field is seen in front of the building doors.

Local freight office

Photograph of freight office and yard showing multiple industrial wooden buildings, a train, and a horse-drawn wagon. Railroad tracks pass in front of the buildings, and wooded hills can be seen in the distance. The top of a bridge (Steel Bridge?) is on the other side of a warehouse building. An automobile can be seen parked on the right side of the fright office building.

Local freight office

Photograph of freight office and yard showing multiple industrial wooden buildings and railroad tracks. At the top of the freight building “Portland Railway, Light & Power Co.” is written. A large number of electric lines are seen throughout the frame. Beyond a warehouse building is the top of a bridge (Steel Bridge?).

Piedmont car barns at North Killingsworth Street and North Mississippi Avenue

Street view of Piedmont car barn building at North Killingsworth Street and North Mississippi Avenue, showing two individuals in suits standing in front. A packed dirt street runs in front of the building, with a white wooden building seen on the right side. Numerous wooden poles and power lines can be seen throughout the image, as well as a wooden water tower in the distance.

Portland Electric Building, room 621

Interior photograph of room 621 in the Portland Electric Building, showing electric meters and phone system. Two desks can be seen, as well as a clock and ceiling light. A board on the far wall shows station and substations names. Building located at 621 Southwest Alder street in Portland.

St. Johns office

Photograph showing the interior of the St. Johns office for the Portland Electric Power Company (PEPCO). A floor display shows large appliances with names such as “Thor,” “Hotpoint Electric Maid,” and “Westinghouse.” Paper decorations hang from the ceiling.

St. Johns office

Photograph showing the interior of the St. Johns office for the Portland Electric Power Company (PEPCO). A counter display shows small appliances and housewares. Paper decorations hang from the ceiling, as well as large chandeliers.

Utility lines at corner of SW 7th and SW Washington

Photograph showing the corner of SW 7th Ave (Broadway) and SW Washington St. Utility poles and wires are visible throughout the image, and the Electric Building (621 SW Alder Street) can be seen in the background. The caption on the image reads “Corner of 7th and Washington before wires were placed underground, electric building in background.” (Image note: slight damage to bottom right corner of negative).