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Only hours after my post went up, I began to hear from readers about another home that was at least seven years older.  The Tigard/Rogers House at 4504 S.W. Shattuck Road.  It was apparently built in 1855.

Only hours after my post went up, I began to hear from readers about another home that was at least seven years older. The Tigard/Rogers House at 4504 S. It was apparently built in

Horse trolley at Southeast Grand and Morrison - Two years later, the first horse-drawn streetcars arrive in Portland, followed shortly by cable cars serving the West Hills. This new  transit system means Portlanders can move out of crowded quarters in  the inner city to growing communities such as Albina, East Portland, Hillsdale, Portland Heights and Hillsboro.   Portland, Oregon

Horse trolley at Southeast Grand and Morrison - Two years later, the first horse-drawn streetcars arrive in Portland, followed shortly by cable cars serving the West Hills. This new transit system means Portlanders can move out of crowded quarters in the inner city to growing communities such as Albina, East Portland, Hillsdale, Portland Heights and Hillsboro. Portland, Oregon

Vista Ave viaduct 1930

Vista Avenue Viaduct, 1930

A bus heading west on the recently paved Canyon Road toward the Vista Avenue Viaduct, 1930

We're on a quest to catalogue as many of Oregon and Southwest Washington's bygone retail establishments as possible, from the big chains to the small neighborhood establishments.

Stores of the past: How many can you remember?

You could get your tires vulcanized while watching “John Meade’s Woman” at the Ames Theater on SE Foster Rd at Street in You could then pick up some groceries and ice cream on the way home.

A downtown Portland street from just a few years after the town was founded, in 1851. Note the stump in the foreground. (Image: Oregon State University Archives)

Downtown Portland, Oregon in (Image: Oregon State University Archives)

In 1908 after the establishment of the Oregon National Forest, later (1924) to be named Mt Hood National Forest, a gateway was established welcoming visitors to the area. This gateway was built across the old road at Zigzag, in front of the Zigzag Ranger Station.

In 1908 after the establishment of the Oregon National Forest, later (1924) to be named Mt Hood National Forest, a gateway was established welcoming visitors to the area. This gateway was built across the old road at Zigzag, in front of the Zigzag Ranger Station.

Union Station, Portland, 1915. Besides the cars, it almost looks the same as it does today!

This Is What Oregon Looked Like 100 Years Ago... It May Surprise You

Union Station, Portland, Besides the cars, it almost looks the same as it does today!

SE Foster Rd. and SE 92nd Ave., 1932: A2009-009.1395

SE Foster Road, 1932

Lents Pharmacy on the corner of SE Foster Road and SE Avenue, View this image in Efile by clicking here.

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