Slabtown Streetcars

Slabtown Streetcars

streetcars for all seven of the lines that served Northwest Portland were stored at
the Savier Street Carbarn in Slabtown. Competition proved beneficial to the local
economy when streetcar manufacturing centers developed at opposite ends of ...

Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439652718

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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No area of Portland, Oregon, played a more important role in street railway history than Northwest Portland and the neighborhood known as Slabtown. In 1872, the city’s first streetcars passed close to Slabtown as they headed for a terminus in the North End. Slabtown was also home to the first streetcar manufacturing factory on the West Coast. In fact, until locally built streetcars began to be replaced by trolleys from large national builders in the 1910s, more than half of all rolling stock was manufactured in shops located at opposite ends of Northwest Twenty-third Avenue. All streetcars operating on the west side of the Willamette River, including those used on the seven lines that served Northwest Portland, were stored in Slabtown. When the end finally came in 1950, Slabtown residents were riding two of the last three city lines.
Categories: Transportation

Portland s Slabtown

Portland s Slabtown

In 1950, all streetcars were taken out of service in Portland. Streetcars did not
return to Slabtown until 2001. "ll . Y " ' l e' ' ~ . Number 807 is heading south on
Northwest Twenty~third Avenue, passing in front of the Robin Beauty Salon, Alex
 ...

Author: Mike Ryerson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738596297

Category: History

Page: 127

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In Portland's first decades, the northwest side remained dense forests. Native Americans camped and Chinese immigrants farmed around Guild's Lake. In the 1870s, Slabtown acquired its unusual name when a lumber mill opened on Northrup Street. The mill's discarded log edges were a cheap source of heating and cooking fuel. This slabwood was stacked in front of working-class homes of employees of a pottery, the docks, icehouses, slaughterhouses, and lumber mills. Development concentrated along streetcar lines. The early 20th century brought the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, manufacturing, shipbuilding, Montgomery Ward, and the Vaughn Street Ballpark. Today, Slabtown is a densely populated residential neighborhood, with many small shops and restaurants and an industrial area on its northern border. Tourists still arrive by streetcar to the charming Thurman, NW Twenty-first, and Twenty-third Avenues. Famous residents include author Ursula Le Guin, baseball greats Johnny Pesky and Mickey Lolich, NBA player Swede Halbrook, and Portland mayors Bud Clark and Vera Katz.
Categories: History

Portland s Streetcar Lines

Portland s Streetcar Lines

Two To Nob Hill , SLABTOWN , AND WILLAMETTE HEIGHTS Contrasting
neighborhoods appeared in Northwest Portland during the 1880s . A string of
luxury homes on Northwest Nineteenth Avenue formed the core of Nob Hill ,
while a large ...

Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738581267

Category: Transportation

Page: 127

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Portland neighborhoods owe their location, alignment, and growth to a splendid, 19th-century innovation: the streetcar. This city still bears the imprint of the carlines that once wove their way out to suburbs in every direction, including Fulton, Portland Heights, Goose Hollow, Nob Hill, Slabtown, Willamette Heights, Albina, Saint Johns, Irvington, Rose City, Mount Tabor, Montavilla, Mount Scott, and Sellwood. As routes developed, people used them for more than just getting to work; they also discovered the recreational function of street railways while visiting friends, parks, and shopping areas farther from the center of town. The time of the trolley peaked during the 1910s. In 1927, the local street railway system entered a period of slow decline that ended in 1950, when Portland's last city streetcars gave way to buses. This is the history of those classic lines.
Categories: Transportation

Portland s Streetcars

Portland s Streetcars

416 , still wearing its elaborate original paint , is about to leave the gritty Slabtown
area for the upscale Nob Hill neighborhood . ( Courtesy Oregon Historical
Society , ORHi 51198. ) 420 IRSO One - of - a - kind streetcar No. 420 was rebuilt
in ...

Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738531154

Category: History

Page: 128

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Street railways arrived early in Portland and made lasting social and economic contributions that are still apparent in the layout and character of the citys neighborhoods today. During the 1890s, streetcar lines spread rapidly into the West Hills and across the Willamette River. The technological prowess of the growing Rose City was reflected in the largest horsecar in the Northwest, the second steepest cable car grade in the nation, the first true interurban railway, and an annual illuminated trolley parade. By the dawn of the 20th century, Portland could boast of the largest electric railway system in the West, as well as its first eight-wheeled streetcar. The streetcars lasted into the late 1950s here, and then, after a hiatus of nearly 30 years, were rediscovered by a new generation of urban planners. Street railways arrived early in Portland and made lasting social and economic contributions that are still apparent in the layout and character of the citys neighborhoods today. During the 1890s, streetcar lines spread rapidly into the West Hills and across the Willamette River. The technological prowess of the growing Rose City was reflected in the largest horsecar in the Northwest, the second steepest cable car grade in the nation, the first true interurban railway, and an annual illuminated trolley parade. By the dawn of the 20th century, Portland could boast of the largest electric railway system in the West, as well as its first eight-wheeled streetcar. The streetcars lasted into the late 1950s here, and then, after a hiatus of nearly 30 years, were rediscovered by a new generation of urban planners.
Categories: History

Sunnyside Streetcars

Sunnyside Streetcars

This is the colorful story of those sixteen lines, from the first steam dummy to Sunnyside in 1888 to the last trolleys to Mount Tabor and Montavilla sixty years later.

Author: Richard Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1634991176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Categories: Business & Economics

Oregon Historical Quarterly

Oregon Historical Quarterly

Development in Slabtown concentrated along streetcar lines , as it does today .
The early twentieth century brought the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial
Exposition to this area as well as the Vaughn Street Ballpark and Montgomery
Ward .

Author: Oregon Historical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023576224

Category: Oregon

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Financial Giants of America

Financial Giants of America

... post the books and trudge back home to Slabtown , Alleghany City . There
were no street cars in 1865 , and if there had been , the thrifty Phipps would
probably have regarded ten cents as too high a price to pay for avoiding a mere
six - mile ...

Author: George F. Redmond

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35128000010098

Category: Capitalists and financiers

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Categories: Capitalists and financiers

Portland a Pictorial History

Portland  a Pictorial History

... 109 Seattle 61 Sellwood 74, 93, 179 Sellwood Bridge 49, 112 Shaver
Transportation Company 49 ship building 49, 69, 70, 89, 150, 151 shipping 23,
41, 49, 51, 64, 105, 107, 200 Slabtown 64, 79 Storms 79, 168, 180, 200
Streetcars 32, 40, ...

Author: Harry H. Stein

Publisher: Walsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106005260531

Category: History

Page: 208

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Categories: History

Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture

Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture

... a brick masonry building in Portland ' s northwest " Slabtown " area served by
Portland ' s downtown streetcar system . The building houses the offices of Opsis
Architecture on the upper floor and a sports apparel company on the lower floor .

Author: Kiel Moe

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568987455

Category: Architecture

Page: 203

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The author takes a comprehensive look at projects that exemplify approaches to this field. From museums to residences, from office buildings to universities and yoga centers, this book showcases 28 examples of integrated design that cut across building types, budgets, climates, and locales.
Categories: Architecture

The Romance of Steel

The Romance of Steel

... posted the books , and trudged back home to Slabtown , Allegheny City . There
were no street - cars in 1865 , and if there had been , the thrifty Phipps would
probably have regarded ten cents as too high a price to pay for avoiding a mere
six ...

Author: Herbert Newton Casson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B39333

Category: Acier--Industrie et commerce

Page: 376

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Categories: Acier--Industrie et commerce

The Growth of a City

The Growth of a City

21 Most of the working class districts , with the exceptions of St . Johns and
Goose Hollow , harbored a heavy concentration of streetcar and railroad tracks ,
e . g . , Slabtown , Buckman , Sunnyside , Albina . South Portland , with the
highest ...

Author: E. Kimbark MacColl

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4395666

Category: Business and politics

Page: 717

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Categories: Business and politics

Vanderzee

Vanderzee

Even though the relatives of Kate they stayed with , the Jenkins family , came
from Slabtown , VanDerZee was an outsider ... were lured to the suburban
environment of the " outer ” boroughs newly accessible via subway and streetcar
lines .

Author: Deborah Willis-Braithwaite

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810927829

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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The career of the African-American photographer James VanDerZee spanned 80 years, from his turn-of-the-century photographs of family and friends in Lenox, Massachusetts, to his late portraits, made when he was in his nineties, of Bill Cosby, Eubie Blake and Jean-Michel Basquiat. VanDerZee is best remembered as the eyes of the Harlem Renaissance, and this book reproduces some of the thousands of photographs he took between the wars in New York's Harlem, where he ran the leading commercial photographic studio. They include portraits of celebrities and community leaders; children and families; weddings and parties; documentary photographs; and photographs of nudes or whimsical subjects for calendars and posters.
Categories: Photography

Marketing Communications

Marketing Communications

The card on this side read : dead walls , billboards and the interiors of “ If with
wheels you are afflicter , street cars with Bible ... Its stands human nature as it
exists in the coun- headquarters will be in this city , and it is try lanes and
slabtown ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066995036

Category: Advertising

Page:

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Munsey s Magazine

Munsey s Magazine

... evening , from the spike - mill to the Nature does not give us any finished
product . Man must eat his bread in the back home to Slabtown , Allegheny City .
There were no street - cars in 1865 , and THE ROMANCE OF STEEL AND IRON
321.

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ISBN: UOM:39015035424582

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Printers Ink

Printers  Ink

The card on this side read : dead walls , billboards and the interiors of " If with
wheels you are afflicted , street cars with ... Its stands human nature as it exists in
the counheadquarters will be in this city , and it is try lanes and slabtown villages
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101066805498

Category: Advertising

Page:

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Categories: Advertising

The City as a Community

The City as a Community

... Tremont Hotel ( Chicago ) , Slab Town , 142 , 143 143 , 146 Slums Trenton ,
New Jersey , 32 crime , 48 Triangle of the Three Powers ghettos as , 46 , ( fig . )
47 ( Brasilia ) , 164 growth , 48 , 58 , 61 , 99 Trolley lines . See Streetcars housing
in ...

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The City as a Community

The City as a Community

... Tremont Hotel ( Chicago ) , Slab Town , 142 , 143 143 , 146 Slums Trenton ,
New Jersey , 32 crime , 48 Triangle of the Three Powers ghettos as , 46 , ( fig . )
47 ( Brasilia ) , 164 growth , 48 , 58 , 61 , 99 Trolley lines . See Streetcars housing
in ...

Author: Gerald Leinwand

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671774816

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 190

View: 336

Categories: Cities and towns

Beautiful Portland

Beautiful Portland

In the days when people walked a lot or took streetcars, there were also more
people on the streets — at all hours — than we're likely to see today. ... "Uptown"
was the city's nicest neighborhood, separated from Old Town by Slabtown.

Author: Robin Will

Publisher:

ISBN: 0915796902

Category: Portland (Or.)

Page: 71

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Categories: Portland (Or.)

The Black Washingtonians

The Black Washingtonians

... 1944 ; Sojourner Truth opposes , 1865 ; on street cars , 1863 , 1864 ; of troops
during WWI , 1918 ; unconstitutionality of ... Barbara , 1975 Skinner , Charles S . ,
1917 The Slabtown District Convention ( Burroughs ) , 1909 Slaughter , Henry ...

Author: Anacostia Museum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060887638

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 443

Presents a history arranged by date of the contributions of black people to the founding and life of Washington, D.C., covering from 1791 to 2000, and includes period illustrations and a separate section of biographies.
Categories: History