Circa 1912 view of a decorated car from Pasadena that won the Grand Prize in the Automobile Parade during the Rose Parade. It is photographed in from of R. E. Blodgett which was a Firestone Tire distributor. 510 SW Alder (old address) in downtown Portland.
Initially what drew me to this image was the unusual gas (I think) fixture in the center. Also an unusual pairing of double bare bulb sockets..... But what really sealed the deal was the Ricki Lake looking chef standing on the table. The image has numbered people but unfortunately they don't have first names. They are as follows should you know these people: #1 Mr. Lowe, #2 Mr Dunning, #3 Mayor Leonard, #4 Judge Holland, #5 Mr. G. Krause, #6 Mayor Hungerford, #7 Mr. N. Giddings, #8 Judge Harris, #9 Mr. Cully, and #10 Mr. Brinke.
The corner of SE 13th and Spokane is visited today more for Italian food than theater. Fortunately it looks pretty much the same as it did over a hundred years ago. See also the January 23rd 1910 Oregonian article about it's planned construction.
OK so technically this is not really architecture (less the arbor-like structure in the background) but it was just such a surprise in a new batch of family photo albums I recently acquired after the death of my great uncle. I don't think anyone in this image is a relative however. I assume this is the service to the Cliff House built in 1909 and not the earlier more famous structure that burned down in 1907.