The History of the OMSI/Water Area MAX Station Area
by Nick Stewart, Real Property Specialist, Capital Projects & Facilities Division, Tri-Met
Nick will present a slideshow of historic photos, maps and newspaper articles that he collected while researching property acquisitions TriMet needed for the Portland Milwaukie Light Rail project. You will see images of the world's largest sawmill which once occupied the site, learn why Water Avenue got its name, find out about Elizabeth Caruthers (Caruthers Street), look at track maps for the PTC East Portland Yard, see construction photos of the original Grand Avenue Viaduct, and find out how the Oregon Rail Heritage Center site is technically a big triangular street.
Date:  July 18th, 2014
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
5415 SE Powell Blvd.
Meetings of the membership are held every month, usually on the third Friday. Visitors are warmly welcomed! Typically, we first address the general business of the Chapter. This can be a great time to learn about not only what the PNWC is doing, but also what other rail-related groups are doing in the region and around the world. We then break for refreshments, and after the break we have the program. Monthly programs are always interesting and often feature guest speakers, multimedia presentations or videos selected from our extensive library.