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Portland and Milwaukie Macadamized Road Co. records

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [B 130] 1
Identifier: B 130

Scope and Contents

The collection (1862-1865) contains articles of incorporation, stockholder information, motions, and minutes of the Board of Directors.


  • 1862-1865


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Scottish engineer John Loudon McAdam developed the "macadamized road" to withstand increased traffic and to enable improved water run-off. The Portland and Milwaukie Macadamized Road Company built a macadamized toll road to connect Portland with Taylor's Ferry, which crossed the Willamette River to Milwaukie. This road is now named Macadam Avenue.

The Portland and Milwaukie Macadamized Road Company was incorporated by S. G. Reed, George F. Thomas, John Green, Lloyd Brooke, Amory Holbrook, and Henry Failing. The company was sold to Multnomah County in 1879.


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 volume

Language of Materials



Portland and Milwaukie Macadamized Road Company built a toll road connecting Portland with Milwaukie, Oregon. The collection (1862-1865) contains corporate records of the Portland and Milwaukie Macadamized Road Company.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Portland and Milwaukie Macadamized Road Co. Records
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA