Wonderful though slightly damaged stereoview of the June of 1876 flood in Portland. This image was taken by Buchtel & Stolte. This image is First Street and the photographer is standing at First and Pine facing NE. There are 2 structures in the image that survive today and those are the New Market Theater built in 1872 and the New Market Block built in 1871. Both wonderful original cast iron buildings. Some other cast iron beauties in this photo that are gone today are Glisan's Block of 1869 and the 1883 Reid's Block. There are 2 older wooden structures including the Steilacoom Lager Beer Depot (also called the Gambrinus) and Oregon Bakery that are too long gone. Note also the wonderful early street light.
Wonderful image of the Masonic Hall built in 1871. This photo was taken at it's dedication on June 28th 1872. Formerly on the corner of SW 3rd and Alder. Torn down in 1928 and replaced by the Loyalty Building.
I don't generally post postcards but this was such a cool view. Without all the trees you can see these brand new homes! This postcard was mailed to a Mrs Della Holcomb at 536 Miller Ave Sellwood Ore..