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Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

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.

Portland General Electric Company

Marion Street Bridge, Salem

The Marion Street Bridge in Salem, most likely during construction. Looking north, the Union Street Railroad Bridge can also be seen crossing the Willamette River (negative 10 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Construction of Oregon Electric Railway Bridge over Willamette River at Wilsonville, Oregon

Photograph of the Oregon Electric Railway bridge over the Willamette River at Wilsonville, Oregon. The bridge is under construction. Taken from the shore of the river, looking at the bridge. Handwriting on the back of the print reads, "Oregon Electric Ry. Wilsonville Bridge nearing completion. Frederick Prahl, General Roadmaster (died 1909), 'in charge of construction,' 1906 - 07. Presented Jan 18, 1956 by Margaret L. Chappell - granddaughter, Addie M. Sliven - daughter, 2535 Willamette Blvd. Portland 11 Ore." Postmark stamp on the back of the print reads, "Wilsonville, Sep. 17 P.M. 1907, Oregon."