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Portland Water District

Water District weathervane, Portland, ca. 1928

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MMN Item 81444 Item Details
Water District weathervane, Portland, ca. 1928
MMN Item 81444 Zoom

Description

This is a photo of the weathervane that stands on top of the copper tower on the Portland Water District's Douglass Street facility, taken shortly after its 1928 opening.

The Douglass Street facility was designed by architects John Calvin Stevens and his son John Howard Stevens. It was the architects' intent to combine art with industry.

The weathervane was designed to replicate a photograph of the first street sprinkler (watering cart) in Portland and was cast in bronze. The weathervane and copper tower it sits on were put in place by Portland roofers J. E. Brady & Son.

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