Wonderful views of the construction of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in La Grande Oregon. Other buildings in the main city view include the City Hall and courthouse as well as the original 1892 catholic church in wood.
Not taken by the best photographer but still a great image even with the missing tower top. I'm not sure if it's there today. Looks a lot like the Harmony United Methodist Church on County Rd DD but there is no longer a tower.
Wonderful early view of the ca. 1887 Forbes Mansion. Once located in Portland's King's Hill neighborhood. The structure that occupies the spot where this home stood was built in 1960 so this house has been lost for some time.
Wonderful view of Portland in the late 40's. Most of the structures at the bottom left were torn down in the 1960's for a massive urban renewal project. Note the original Morrison Bridge. The view of the Eastbank is pre-freeway. You can see which buildings are still there today like the B&O Building and the Eastbank Commerce Center.
Unknown location but it does look very Portland. The back of the photo has an address on "11th st" but it's different than the address on the building in the photo. Portland got new addresses in the 1930's (this is a pre 30's photo) making 11th St into 11th Ave. The original address could be "126 E 11th St". The new address would be on SE 11th Ave. I was unable to find this structure using the Sanborn maps. 126 E 11th would be somewhere in the Brooklyn/Sellwood neighborhood.
It's fairly common on old houses with a large covered front porch to have 2 entrances. These 2 front doors within a foot of each other on a tiny porch is rather unusual. The bump-in porch is a fairly common Northwest vernacular architectural detail.