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Station L

Photograph showing wooden pilings under set in water at Station L (now the location of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry).. Behind the orderly pilings is a raised wooden on which rests several pieces of large equipment. Two men in long jackets can be seen near the center of the frame, in addition to several workers in the background of the image. Written on the glass is “L274.”

Station L, derrick and barge

Photograph taken at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) of hog fuel being unloaded via a derrick from a barge on the Willamette River. The Hawthorne bridge can be seen in the distance, as well as other boats. One person stands on the barge watching a crate being lifted onto the dock.

Station L, hog fuel pile

Photograph taken of the hog fuel pile at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). An unhitched wagon sits at the base of the hill to the right, and a “no trespassing” sign is visible near the center of the frame. In the distance, a person can be seen standing at the top of a pile.

Station L, hog fuel pile

Photograph taken from a high angle of the hog fuel pile at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), looking south. The Willamette River can be seen on the right side of the frame, and two unidentified churches can be seen in the distance.

Station L, boiler room

Photograph showing the boiler room at Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). A long row of boiler doors can be seen, and a man in a hat and overalls stands in front of one while looking at the camera. Large metal beams can be seen at the top of the boiler stuctures.

Station L, generators

Photograph taken at Station L (later the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), looking downward at two generators. The far unit is being rewound with visible cable. Pieces of debris can be seen around the room, in addition to possible damage on the back wall. Large windows can be seen along the left wall, and metal plating lines the back wall.

Station L

Photograph of the engine room of Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) showing machinery. A person in a white shirt can be seen on the right side of the frame, and the front unit has “General Electric Company” written on it.

Station L

Photograph showing the exterior of Station L (now the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) with several buildings visible. Railroad tracks pass through the front of the frame, and water from the Willamette River can be seen in front of the main stone building.

Station L

Photograph taken at Station L (later the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) taken from a high angle showing wooden pilings over water in the foreground, with piles of cut logs in the distance. Several people can be seen on a wooden structure at the left side of the frame, as well as a group standing on a raised platform cutting logs towards the right side. In the distance, a building on a raised dock structure with a large “Portland Railway, Light & Power Co.” sign can be seen. Written on the glass is “L276.”

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

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, 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, 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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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