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Station B

Photograph of the exterior of Station B in Oregon City, with the flowing Willamette River in the foreground. Behind the brick building a hill with utility poles and three large tanks can be seen.

Station B

Photograph showing the interior of Station B in Oregon City. On the main floor are several large machines (generators?) with other electrical infrastructure visible near the ceiling. A small desk and chair can be seen near the center of the frame.

Station B

Photograph showing the interior of Station B in Oregon City. On the main floor are several large machines (generators?) with other electrical infrastructure visible near the ceiling. An individual stands at a small desk near the middle of the frame, and is looking at the camera.

Station B

Photograph showing machinery wreckage at Station B in Oregon City. Several wheels and gear pieces can be seen throughout the image, broken off the main machinery mechanism. A man can be seen on the right side of the frame.

Station B

Photograph showing machinery wreckage at Station B in Oregon City. Pieces of machinery can be seen throughout the image, disconnected and broken from the main mechanism.

Station B

Photograph showing machinery wreckage at Station B in Oregon City. Pieces of wood and stone lay on the floor, along with pieces of disconnected machinery. At the back of the frame, a man stands in a doorway while looking at the camera.

Station B

Photograph showing the exterior of Station B in Oregon City. The flowing Willamette River can be seen at the base of the stone building. Behind, utility poles and another building can be seen at the top of a hill.

Station B

Photograph taken from a high angle showing the exterior of Station B in Oregon City. Willamette Fall is visible at the center of the frame, and a building is on the left side. Across the water, several building can be seen on a wooded hillside.

Station B

Photograph of the exterior west wall of Station B in Oregon City, with the Willamette River. Two men work on a wooden lock gate. Numerous utility poles are visible throughout the image.

Station B, interior

Photograph showing the interior of Station B in Oregon City. On the main floor are several large machines (generators?) with other electrical infrastructure visible near the ceiling. A small desk and chair can be seen.

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

Scenic view of Willamette Falls

Photograph showing water cascading down Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Industrial buildings can be seen just above the falls, with a rocky cliff and houses visible in the background. Above the waterfall is a spillway. Written one of the of large industrial buildings is "Publishers Paper Co."