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Posted on 06/12/2017


Photo taken on June 11, 2017


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portland high school face

portland high school face
Portland, Oregon. Around a 10 inch, what appears to be pressed wood, face from the Portland High School building (1885 - 1928). The building was at 14th & SW Morrison.

First called "The High School", then Lincoln Highs School starting in 1909. The high school moved in 1911 and was taken over by a Girl's Polytechnic.

If I have time I will add a picture of the building itself later.

Faubion, Kama 56, John FitzGerald, ColRam and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
raingirl
raingirl
kind of has a "Portlandia" feel (if you know that sculpture here in Portland, Oregon). i inherited this from my Aunt. It would have been her parents who would have saved this from the building when it was demolished in 1928. They may have gone to the high school when they were kids.

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2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Interesting story of local and family history.
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Doug Shepherd
glad it appeals to you. we have some old buildings left in the downtown area, but none like this one!
2 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to micritter
so glad you think so. i'm fascinated and trying to see if by chance there's an old photo of the interior that might show where she was placed in that huge building.
2 months ago.
Plume D'ange
Plume D'ange
un très beau détail
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Plume D'ange
merci! j'aime beacoup sa visage.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Excellent and well done for posting!
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Andy Rodker
i lucked into that bit of sunshine - it's been cloudy and rainy since. (though i don't complain - it's what keeps our city so green!)
2 months ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
Interesting piece of artwork and story do you know who the face represents, what a shame to demolish such a wonderful building
2 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Peter Castell
I think it is Athena , Peter.
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Peter Castell
i'm going to guess that Pam has it figured out. we have a very large statue from the 1970's called "Portlandia" which is a woman in bronze. she is reminiscent of this woman.
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Pam J
thanks for that - it would make sense to be something (someone) like that.
2 months ago.
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj ) I LoVe it here !
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
Very interesting Laura ... thank you for sharing !!
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!…
you bet! i am hoping an interior photo shows up in some archive to show where she was displayed.
2 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautiful !

I think it is Athena
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Pam J
thanks (i know nothing of ancient faces). i am trying to figure out how to display her - there's no hole in the back as i'm sure she was adheared to a wall originally. i loved how the light brought our her features. i hope she was near a light in the original building.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Thank you for sharing, Laura !!! Very interesting and beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
she is beautiful, isn't she? i love her earrings also.
2 months ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
Interesting
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to Jenny McIntyre
glad you think so. i am so happy to have this intrigue in my life right now.
2 months ago.
kolibri*
kolibri*
Ein ebenmäßig, schönes Gesicht!
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to kolibri*
yes, indeed. and wonderful that she survived, thanks to my relatives.
2 months ago.
* ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ *
Fantastic focus!
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to * ઇઉ *
thanks - wonderful what a little bit of sunshine can do.
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work...
Have a great new week ;-)
2 months ago.
raingirl has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
thank you kindly. hope your week is wonderful!
2 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Super shot Well done Regards Tess
8 weeks ago.
raingirl has replied to Tess Mc Kenna
thanks so much.
8 weeks ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
superbe sculpture
6 weeks ago.
raingirl has replied to Kama 56
merci beaucoup. la ensoleillement aider la photo.
5 weeks ago.