United States. Work Projects Administration. Oregon

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Woman painting as part of WPA project

A seated woman paints at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. She is holding a brush and leaning towards a framed painting, which is resting on a carved wooden stand (negative 7 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People sewing at Elks Temple Building for WPA project

Women sewing at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. A large room is filled with long tables, which hold sewing machines and cloth (negative 4 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People weaving at Elks Temple Building for WPA project

Seated women weaving at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. The women look downward and hold tools, with piles of rag strips next to them. Decorative hangings (rugs?) can be seen on the walls (negative 5 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

WPA at work in Elks Temple Building

People stand in a decorative room at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. Folding cases appear to be at the back of the room, along with a shelf of plates. One man is wearing a long cloak and hat, while another what appears to be a military uniform (part of a play?). Crystal Chandeliers hang from the ceiling (negative 6 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

WPA at work in Elks Temple Building

A woman at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. She is holding bolts of cloth and standing in a small room lined with shelves filled with more cloth (negative 3 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Women sewing for WPA project

Women sewing at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. Each women is seated in front of a sewing machine, which they are using to sew cloth (negative 8 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Clothing bundles for WPA project

Women stand at a table holding bundles of shirts at the Elks Temple Building (at 11th and Alder streets) as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. Different styles of shirts are tied in bundles and stacked on the wooden table (negative 9 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Pioneer courthouse

Pioneer Courthouse, photographed from the roof of the building just north of the YMCA at Sixth Avenue and Yamhill Street. Taken Oct. 16, 1938. Also known as the Pioneer Post Office.

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Pioneer courthouse

Pioneer Courthouse, photographed from the YMCA Building at Sixth Avenue and Yamhill Street. Taken Oct. 16, 1938. Also known as the Pioneer Post Office.

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Cook Building door

Cast-iron details of doorway to Cook’s Building, located on the east side of Front Avenue, directly across from Vine Street. Taken October 16, 1938.

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Pioneer courthouse

Pioneer Courthouse, photographed from the YMCA Building at Sixth Avenue and Yamhill Street. Taken Oct. 16, 1938. Also known as the Pioneer Post Office.

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Front Avenue

Front Avenue looking south from the Burnside Bridge, Oct. 16, 1938. The 1st building from the left was the Johnson and Spaulding Building, followed by the Johnson Building, Dodd Block, and Cook’s Building. On Front Avenue, between Ash and Pine.

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Buildings and automobiles on Front Avenue

Front Avenue looking south from under the Burnside Bridge, Oct. 18, 1938. The two buildings visible were, from left, the Johnson Building and Dodd’s Block, on the east side of Front Avenue facing each other across Ankeny Street. Automobiles are parked on both sides of the street.

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The Portland Hotel

The Portland Hotel, also known as the Hotel Portland, looking west from Yamhill Street. People wait on the sidewalk at a streetcar stop. Taken October 18, 1938.

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Miles Building details

A woman walks into the Miles Building, constructed in 1857, on the SW corner of Front Avenue and Pine Streets. Taken October 20, 1938. Looking west up Pine from Front Avenue, Kamm Building in background.

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Broadway Bridge

View of the Broadway Bridge with open spans over the Willamette River. Taken October 25, 1938. The Broadway Bridge is a Rall-type double-leaf bascule drawbridge.

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SW 1st Avenue

123 and 127 SW First Avenue, Oct. 18, 1938. Part of the former Glisan's Block, on the east side of First Avenue just south of SW Ash. Pacific States Rubber Co. conducted business in this location from at least 1919. Sign reads, “Pacific States Rubber Co. M’f’r’s. Quality Leather Belting.” Upstairs is a sign for Wakefield, Fries & Co. Realtors.

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Allen and Lewis Block

Clothes dry on a line in a vacant lot in front of a cast-iron building on the Allen and Lewis Block. Looking east from First Avenue. Half of a rooftop sign is visible, advertising Weinhard Beer since 1856.

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Cast-iron pilaster

207 Front Avenue. Street address indicates this is likely a pilaster from the Barnhart Building. Foundry mark reads “California Foundry SF.” Weeds grow out of exterior wall. Taken November 10, 1938. Same subject as Negative No. 390120-2 and Negative No. 38764.

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Buildings on Front Avenue at Ankeny

Cast-iron buildings on Front Avenue at Ankeny, from First Avenue. Probably taken from the New Market Theater. From left to right: the Dekum & Reed block, the Johnson Building, and the Dodd Block. Automobiles line the streets. Sign advertises Gadsby’s Home Furnisher. Several storefronts are for sale or lease.

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57 Front Avenue

Cast-iron architecture of the building at 57 First Avenue, New Market Block, North Wing. Sign reads, "Steckmest & McDougall Inc." Further back is a sign for DuPont Dulux Marine Finishes. Dodd Building is visible in reflection of window. Wider view of this building in Negative 3992.

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“Barbara C” Ship

Two wooden pilings frame the ship named “Barbara C” on the Willamette River. Taken from the Portland Waterfront. Large logs in the river in the foreground.

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Western Fruit & Produce Company

Western Fruit & Produce Company doing business in a cast-iron building at 507 SW Front Avenue. Located on the east side of Front Avenue between Alder and Washington Streets. Taken November 22, 1938. Same subject as Negative No. 400117-1.

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Western Foundry Co. Warehouse

Western Foundry Co. warehouse, SW Water Avenue, west end of Ross Island Bridge. SW Caruthers Court. Large wood piles outside warehouse. One sign reads “Ross Island Fuel / Dry Wood $4.50 Load.” Also advertisements for Coca-Cola, 7Up, and Double Cola.

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Old tree and warehouses

A lone tree stands in the industrial district, surrounded with railroad tracks, power lines, and warehouses.

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cast-iron balcony

A wrought-iron balcony overlooks the intersection of SW Front Avenue and Madison Street. An automobile and 2 buses wait to cross the street. The bus in front is the Fifty-Second Avenue bus, and a sign in its window reads, “Woodstock / 82nd Avenue.” The second bus is the Hawthorne bus. A man stands on the corner. Taken November 22, 1938.

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Northwestern Electric Company

Power lines line the street outside of the Northwestern Electric Company building on N. Albina Street. Large grain elevators are at the end of the street, with the words “Santa Cruz” painted on one. Taken November 23, 1938.

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