Forest Grove Main Street looking north

Title

Forest Grove Main Street looking north

Description

A circa 1907 view of Forest Grove’s downtown showing the west side of Main Street, in between Pacific Avenue and 21st Avenue. The photograph was taken from an elevated viewpoint probably at the northeast corner of Main Street and Pacific Avenue. The street is packed dirt with wood boards for the sidewalk. On the left side of the street there are two wagons parked with a two horse team each and two bicycles parked on the sidewalk. The first building is the side of the Forest Grove National Bank. The next building is SELZ SHOES and the next is MEAT MARKET. There is a profusion of wires strung on poles. There are a number of buckboards and wagons parked on the right side of the street. This is a photographic postcard, with a message postmarked November 11, 1907 on the back.
[front] [ink] [up side down] This is part of Main St. [back] Mrs. E. Jay Allen Oriskany Falls N.Y. Oneida Ca. Dear Mother received your letters and will answer them when I can Wishing Zad?? All the joy and happiness and may the both have a long and prosperous life together, and hope that he will prove a true and loving husband to her, for she is certainly worth it Lovingly Mary

Date Created

1905-1907

Subject

Streets
Buildings
Storefronts
Local & State History

Place

Forest Grove, Oregon

Medium

photographic postcards

Language

English

Identifier

FHFG_pic0022

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact Friends of Historic Forest Grove at Friends@FGHistory.org.

Source

Friends of Historic Forest Grove