J. L. Smith Cabinet Shops


J. L. Smith Cabinet Shops


Black and white image of a large, two-story wooden building with a number of people and goods in front of it. A number of men stand in a loosely arranged row across the image, holding various tools and wooden goods. Various shelves, boxes, bed-frames, doors, window frames, and decorative trim and newels are arranged alongside, in between and in front of them. A dresser with a mirror frame stands at the end of the row. In the back right, three young girls in short skirts stand, one with her hand on a baby carriage where a toddler can be seen. A wagon that seems to be mostly a frame is hitched to a two-horse team at the far right of the image. Stacks of wood, doors, and a dresser with a mirror frame are scattered about in front of the shop in the open door. A large water tower stands just to the side of the building, with a ladder leading up to it from the base and another from the roof of the building.
[Back] [pen] Cabinet shop of the J. L. Smith & Sons, Forest Grove. Located on Main - where small brick office of Burlingham's Co. now is. [black pen] 1888 Sanborn map shows location as N. E. Corner Main & 19th Ave. Not at Burlingham Bldg. on SW Corner (Former SP Depot).

Date Created

circa 1880s-1890s


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