It's a house out of a dream!

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hotel Moore in Seaside Oregon

Built in 1904 and demolished in 1919 to make way for the Hotel Seaside which was then demolished (along with most of Seaside).

Sellwood Hospital

Unknown location.

Sellwood Y. M. C. A ca. 1910

Still standing today. Now known as the Sellwood Community Center. Corner of SE 15th and SE Spokane.

Sellwood Public Library

The library was sold in 1964 and converted into a private residence. Looks exactly the same today!!!! 1406 SE Nehalem.

Home of Dr. J. G. Grim at SE Nehalem and SE 13th in Sellwood

Sadly this home is gone but what a wonderful home it was!!!! Probably replaced by an apartment building as that's the only structure on any corner of that intersection that is not old.

Rose Parade Float of the car from Pasadena on SW Alder St Portland, OR

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.

Friday, October 21, 2011

All chef dinner party with unusual gas light fixture

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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Original photo of the Griessen Building, Portland OR

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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Early view of a Victorian home

Wonderful details such as the wooden plank sidewalk and the unusual wood and wrought iron garden gate. Unknown location.

Old home with a cool sun porch / sleeping porch.

That's a LOT of vines to take care of!!! Unknown location.

Early view of a cottage style home

Unknown location. The back looks like it says "Q. R. Soden". Could be Sodin.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Interior View of a General Store / Grocery

Unknown location but possibly Yakima, WA.

Cliff House San Fransisco bus service

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.

Sea View Inn restaurant - Waikiki Beach Hawaii

Great view taken in November of 1944.

Waikiki drive in 1944

Anyone know more about this place?

Hospital in Honolulu 1944

Not sure which hospital but this photo was taken on November 26th 1944

Honolulu HI 1944

General view of somewhere in Honolulu. The back of the photo reads: "Edge of town. Honolulu 11/27/44"

Recreation Center & Post Theater 1944

General view of both the Recreation Center and the Post Theater. Taken November 26th 1944

Downtown Honolulu November 27th 1944

Wonderful intact view of the old downtown. Taken by my great uncle Robert E. Schwalbe who served in WWII.

Post Theater - Honolulu, HI - November 26th 1944

Built in 1933 Post Theater still stands today. Now called the Sgt. Smith Theater. Closing for renovations in 2012.