It's a house out of a dream!

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Early view of Hell's Gate Canyon - Montana

Unknown date but a great early view of Hell's Gate Canyon in Montana.

Friday Harbor, Washington

Wonderful view of Friday Harbor. This is from a real photo post card mailed from Friday Harbor in September of 1938

Business Section of Portland Oregon

Wonderful tinted post titled: "Overlooking Business Section of Portland, Oregon". Lots of great details including some painted signs. Note the L. Mayer & Co Grocers, Honeyman, DeHart & Co Hardware, Iron Steel, Stoves and Tinware signs. I'm still not 100% sure what street this is looking onto. I vaguely recognize some buildings but can't make a certain guess.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

J. H. Bratt image of Astoria Oregon

Wonderful early view of Astoria, Oregon by James Henry Bratt. He photographed Astoria from 1893 to 1895.

Early view of buildings on Third & Alder - Portland OR

Great image of SW Third in Portland. The wonderful Second Empire designed Masonic Hall (1871-1928) is the most striking. See also the intact Dekum Building and Postal Building as well as the long lost chamber of Commerce Building. Oh and there's a HOUSE in there too!

1705 SE Salmon - Portland Oregon

Wonderful early view of 1705 SE Salmon. Still there and pretty much unchanged! Wonderful Buckman Neighborhood street for viewing all kinds of historic homes!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Modern Bungalow" on the Road of a Thousand Wonders

I'm not entirely sure this is even Portland as I have some similar postcards that say Portland but are actually homes in California. Also not too sure what this "Road of a Thousand Wonders" is. Sove the river rock foundation and the very simple stone wall!

Tinted postcard of Downtown Portland

Wonderful early view of Downtown taken sometime before 1922 when the Henry Failing House was razed.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Lane House - Manzanita Oregon

Wonderful beach cottage! Doubt that it's still there..... :(

Original E. M. Waite Menorial Fountain Salem Oregon

Early 20's image of the original E. M. Waite Memorial Fountain in Salem Oregon. It was replaced in the 1960's after it was damaged in the Columbus Day Storm.

Band Stand Chemawa Oregon

Wonderful post card image of the band stand at the U.S. Indian Training School in Chemawa, Oregon.

Ladd School - Portland Oregon

Long gone downtown school. Once located on the Park Blocks. Architecture and snow..... An awesome combination!

Christian Brothers Business College - Portland, OR

I'm not sure what year it was built or when it was lost but this wonderful building once stood at the corner of NE Grand and NE Clackamas. Today it is the parking lot for my dentist.