Capen Shoe Company Factory, Willamette - c. 1908


Capen Shoe Company Factory, Willamette

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Established by 1895 by Ellery Capen and his family, their shoe factory at 7th Avenue and 12th Street was to be the first of many industrial sites in the new community of Willamette. That vision never came to pass, despite the planning of the Willamette Falls Electric Company, who provided electric power and an electric trolley to connect Willamette with the falls, and by extension, Oregon City. Note the hand-painted sign, indicating the "Rock Island Road", leading to Pete's Mountain via the Lower Bridge. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0164
Photographer Unknown
Location West Linn, Clackamas County
Subject No
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Snapshot
Size of Original 3.9 x 6.2 inches
Photographer's Number No