Laying Water Pipes down 6th Street, Oregon City - c. 1914


Laying Water Pipes down 6th Street, Oregon City - Davis

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A ten-inch water main for West Linn is already in the trench, and pipe is being distributed to add a six-inch line to power the new municipal elevator along the bluff in Oregon City. There's lots of details to appreciate in this early 20th century view of upper Oregon City on 6th Street. When the municipal elevator first opened in 1915, its water-powered mechanism achieved a 3-minute ride up the bluffs. By 1925, water power had been replaced by electricity, reducing the trip to 30 seconds. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0180
Photographer S. P. Davis
Location Oregon City, Clackamas County
Subject Construction, Town Views, Water and Power Projects
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 6.1 x 7.9 inches
Photographer's Number No