Forest Grove fire of 1919

Title

Forest Grove fire of 1919

Description

4 of 4 pictures taken the day after the July 20, 1919 fire in downtown Forest Grove. This picture was taken from an elevated position on Main Street, possibly from the Copeland & McCready Lumber Yard. This picture shows the East side of Main Street looking Southeast. In the background is what remains of the back-side of the Odd Fellows building, another gutted building to the left and the remains of the Public Library on the corner. The remains of the Congregational Church chimney are visible on the next block past the Odd Fellows building. The street looks to be paved with a curb. Businesses destroyed by the fire are, Archibald Bryant’s Photo Gallery, Bryant’s Musical Instruments, Belle Darling’s Photo Gallery, O. M. Sanford’s second hand store and team of horses, Staehrl’s three story residence, Public Library, Washington Co. Poultry Association’s warehouse, A. B. Thomas three story residence, Palace Garage, C. H. Adams Millinery shop, Odd Fellows building, Allen & Co. Hardware in the Odd Fellows building, Leabo Livery Stable, vacant building of marble and granite works, unoccupied building and the Congregational Church. The Copeland & McCready Lumber Yards were on fire many times but saved and the Caples Building plate glass front was destroyed by the heat.

Creator

Van Dyke, Ted

Date Created

7/21/1919

Subject

Buildings
Fires
Local & State History

Place

Forest Grove, Oregon

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

FHFG_pic0074

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: rights@fhfg.org

Source

Van Dyke Family collection, Friends of Historic Forest Grove