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.
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.
Street view of Piedmont car barn building, 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.
Photograph of train car with “Willamette Valley Railway Company” painted on side. Several tracks can be seen around the train, as well as wooden poles and power lines. In the distant background, two automobiles are visible, as well as two wood structures next to a dirt road.
Photograph of train cars with cord wood, waiting on track. Five individuals can be seen standing at the head of the train, next to sign post and wooden building. Trees and power lines can be seen behind the train.
Photograph showing the exterior of the River Mill Dam powerhouse, likely shortly after construction. Loose hillsides can be seen to the left and right of the building, with transmission lines throughout (image note: corner of glass negative is broken and missing).
Photograph of Fairview Station (Troutdale Division, Ducklane Rd., Gresham, Fairview Road), looking down a dirt road with hills and trees in the distance. At the left side of the road, three suited men stand under an electric line, and a car is parked on the roadside to the right with an open door.
Photograph of Eastwood Station, Mt. Hood Division, Baseline Road. A train track crosses a road, with a small wooden building on the ride side with “Eastwood” sign. A vehicle can be seen in the distance driving towards the camera.
Photograph at Linneman Junction, at Troutdale Division, Powell Valley Road. Railroad tracks can be seen on the left side of the frame. A car is parked next to a road and wooden building. Electric lines are visible throughout the image. “Fisk Core Tires” and “Union Gasoline” signs are visible.
Photograph of Kendall station, Springwater Division, on 82nd Street. Viewed from between two railroad tracks, the small wooden station building with “Kendall” sign is next to a road and a large transmission line. The name “Geo. Smith Grocer” is written on the side of the larger building.
Photograph of Watson Station, Springwater Division, at 92nd Street. Looking down the dirt road, a railroad crossing can be seen in the distance, next to several wooden buildings. Electric lines can be seen along both sides of the road.
Photograph of Gilbart Station, Springwater Division, Bucklay Avenue. Taken at an intersection of two dirt roads, a railroad crossing can be seen across the road on the left. Two wooden houses are visible in the distance, as well as numerous electric lines.
Photograph of bus #63, with name “Pacific N.W. Public Service” written on side, and “Powell Blvd” displayed on front panel. Bus is parked on the side of a paved street with wooded hills and electric lines in the background.
Photograph of a train station exit at Oaks Park in Portland. To the right, a hillside leads down to the water, and a wooded hill is visible is the distance. The sign on the wooden structure has the name “Oaks Park” painted on the top. An additional sign at the right side of the image says “Oregon Yacht Club”.
Photograph of the Oaks Park ticket office, a long wooden building with a slatted fence at the front. Tow ticket windows are visible, with “pay car fare here” written on signs. A large wooden promenade is at the front of the building, extending towards the photographer. Three decorative tree-shape electric lights are visible.
Photograph of the Oaks Park ticket office, a long wooden building with a slatted fence at the front. Tow ticket windows are visible, with “pay car fare here” written on signs. A large wooden promenade is at the front of the building, extending towards the photographer. Two decorative tree-shape electric lights are visible.
Photograph of the Linnemann train station building, with a “American Express Co” sign. A set of railroad tracks runs along each side of the building, and a road is visible in the background. A wooden signal post stands next to a track.
Exterior photograph of the wooden Gresham train station and brick substation. Two railroad tracks pass in front of the buildings. A signed with “American Express Co” is mounted on the wooden building, in addition to painted distances to Portland and Cazadero. On the left, a doorway leads to a signed “waiting room” area.
Photograph of Gresham railroad depot with shuttered windows. A dirt road passes in front of the depot, and other wooden building structures can be seen to the left and right. Electric lines are visible throughout the frame.
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. An automobile can be seen parked on the right side of the fright office building.