The main Transportation history page is here. Almost forty subpages, each containing a revealing snapshot or map of Portland back almost to the beginning. Amongst my favorites:
- You think rush hour on the Sunset is bad now? Think about what it was when it looked like this (ca. 1896).
- Portland, East Portland, and Albina in 1866-note the interesting orientation of the map.
- This early map of the Woodlawn area illustrates why they needed to rationalize the street names-that one in the middle marked "Columbia Avenue" is what we today call Dekum Street, and duplicates todays SW Columbia Street. Not just that, but it's a gorgeous map. Just look at all the strange street names...
- You don't have to run to "jog"...and there's more than one way to look at it.
- Mass transit has been a part of the Rose City for a loooong time...
- Mr. Ladd's angular Addition...with some more old street name pattern examples.
- When they punched the Minnesota Freeway through. Today we just call it I-5 North.
Your tax dollars at work, people!