It's a house out of a dream!

It's a house out of a dream!
Unknown Carpenter Gothic home

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Western Timber Scenes" photo post card in dark sepia blue

Unusual deep blue cyanotype. Mailed 1908 to Klickitat County Washintgon.

Neighborhood scene with beer on the streets!

I just love this little neighborhood. I also love the awkward pose with beer in hand! I have no idea where it is but it looks GREAT!

View of a simple farm house

The title really says it all. No indication as to the location. The structure is in crisp focus so you can really study all of the details on this seemingly simple home.

Old homestead photo of Anaconda or Terry Montana

I'm not sure what the exact location of this photo was. The back of the photo is labeled: "Dad & Mom Babcock at Terry Mont" but then also "C.G. Babcock 421 Oak Street Anaconda Mont".It's for sure Montana and those town exist but which one? Mystery continues....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Building A Oregon Improvement Company - Seattle Washington

Wonderful old photo of one of the Oregon Improvement Companies waterfront warehouses in Seattle. Corona and Wolcott steamships included in the image.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Early view of brick construction. Unknown location.

Great view of a brick commercial building being constructed. I do not know the location. Does anyone know where "P. McGannon Dry Goods" was?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Original structure replaced by the Oregon Historical Society

I really hope this building burned because tearing it down to build the Oregon Historical Society and plaza is pretty horrible. In the distance you can see the still present 1891 First Congregational Church and the 1928 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hal. This photo was taken in 1964 which is one year before the concrete severe style OHS building was completed.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

View of the Lewis & Clark Expo across Guild Lake

The original photo was badly yellowed and faded. My friend that runs cleaned it up. Still not a stunning photo but a vast improvement! A one of a kind image for sure!

Unknown location somewhere in Portland Oregon

Wonderful cityscape somewhere in Portland. Any suggestions?

3rd and Washington with view of the Dekum and Hamilton buildings

Half of the buildings in this photo still stand on 3rd Avenue just South of Washington St. At right is the stunning Dekum Building (1890) and to left sandwiched in the middle of the block is the Hamilton Building (1893). The pretty cast iron facade at the opposite corner is now lost but was replaced with a very pretty white brick and terra cotta structure in 1929. The wonderful 2 story block behind is currently occupied by a concrete multi-level parking structure.

South Portland in 1952

This is the view of the exit/entrance ramps and surrounds at the West end of the Ross Island Bridge. Still rather urban and as you can tell - many houses were razed - but still not as ugly at it is today. Gotta love the houses completely dwarfed by billboards!

Small brick Victorian home with wonderful gardens

I love how this home is quite small but has such beautiful detail. The brickwork is amazing and the wood decoration in the pediment is outstanding! Doesn't seem like a Portland house to me though it was purchased here.

Bauer home on Mallory in Portland Oregon

Home of John and Elizabeth Bauer who lived at 4048 NE Mallory Avenue. Still survives today with only slight modifications.

Stone architecture in Busick North Carolina

I found these 2 images in with older family photographs. My grandfather is from North Carolina (Old Fort) and I was told he built chimneys out of river rock quite often. I have no direct evidence that he built these 2 structures but it seems that would be the only reason why he had them. One is the Bostick home and the other is the Bostick Gas Station. Both in Busick North Carolina.

South Portland Oregon in 1933

Early hillside improvements years before much of this neighborhood was torn down. Hawthorne Bridge in the background.