Model Railroad Show

A few Sundays ago the Seattle Seahawks were not playing football. My wife and I were doing some shopping, however midway through the day I was burned out and she continued. With no football to watch I needed something to do so I followed the white and black signs on the corner of Russell and MLK to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Show.

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More street car possibilities in Eliot

Portland transportation officials are looking at the Williams/Vancouver corridor and MLK as possible street car routes.

Officials are looking at neighborhood support and whether the street has under-developed property.

Mike Warwick, Eliot resident and longtime land-use committee chairman, says MLK fits the bill perfectly.

And clearly, the street car won’t be built on both streets.

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Russell St Then and Now

Russell Street Looking West 1910′s

Russell Street Looking West 1910's
Russell Street Looking West 1910’s

Lower Albina and the Factory District in the early 1900’s.  There are at least 8 buildings in this picture that are no longer standing.  In the picture, on the left side is the building that is home to Mint and 820 and further down , the White Eagle.  To the right you can see part of the Davis Block, the former hotel next door and in the distance, the Smithson Block – now home to Widmere.

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