Central Library's front facade


A view of the corner of SW 10th Avenue and Yamhill during construction of the Central Library. A few workers can be seen up by the three entrance doorways, and another worker is standing in the first floor window in the northeast corner of the building. The front stairs have yet to be completed, and large mounds of dirt surround the building. Building material is piled up in various locations along both SW 10th Avenue and Yamhill. There is a sign hanging off the front of the second floor balcony over the entrance way that reads 'Ornamental iron work on this building made by East Portland Wire and Iron Works.' Two sets of streetcar tracks can be seen running down SW 10th Avenue. Transcribed from back of photo: 'May 2 - 1913.'

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May 2, 1913



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