Westover Terrace construction photograph albums
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains 118 black and white photographs taken during the construction of the Westover Terrace development, in NW Portland, Oregon from 1910-1912.
The photographs show the sluicing operation as well as the construction of roads and houses in the development. Several series of photographs are take from the same spot each month, showing the development of certain areas.
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The Westover Terrace development is located in Portland, Oregon. The area between what is now West Burnside Road and NW Cornell Road is the location of this project. From 1910-1912 the Lewis-Wiley Hydraulic Company from Seattle, Washington sluiced and terraced Goldsmith Hill in NW Portland and formed the Westover Terrace development. Because the water needed for the operation was twice the daily consumption of the city of Portland, the developers built a 12 million gallon pumping station at the Guild's Lake site. A flume carried the rocks and sediment down the hillside, filling Guild's Lake, the site of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Fair. Fifty acres of dry land were created by filling in this lake.
The first house built in the development was at 2877 NW Westover Road for a cost of $1900 in 1911. The plot was owned by William H. Lewis, one of the developers.
The 1912 Portland City Directory lists William H. Lewis president of Lewis-Wiley Hydraulic, Eugene L. McAllaster (Seattle) vice president, Horatio H. Parker secretary, and Howard D. Ripley treasurer.
0.2 linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
Collection comprises two albums containing 118 black and white photographs of the construction of the Westover Terrace development in Northwest Portland, Or. from 1910-1912. The photographs show the sluicing operation as well as the construction of roads and houses in the development. Several series of photographs are take from the same spot each month, showing the development of certain areas.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Purchased from Richard Sasaki in 2005.
General Physical Description note
2 albums (118 photographs)
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Megan Dazey.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
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- Real estate development -- Oregon -- Portland -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Terracing -- Oregon -- Portland -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Westover Terrace construction photograph albums
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- Finding aid prepared by Normandy Helmer
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.