The Vista House at Crown Point on the Columbia River Highway near Portland, Oregon (Written in pencil on back of photo)

Title
The Vista House at Crown Point on the Columbia River Highway near Portland, Oregon (Written in pencil on back of photo)
LC Subject
Scenic overlooks Buildings Rivers Valleys Riparian areas Trees Mountains Hills Roads Fences Automobiles Cliffs Stone buildings Utility poles Scenic byways Views Building, Stone Rivers Valleys Trees Mountains Roads Fences Automobiles Cliffs Roofing, Copper Vista House, Oregon Columbia River Highway, Oregon
Local Collection ID
PH035
Repository
University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives
Description
A black-and-white photograph with the number 8601 written in white ink on the lower left corner. On the back of the photo is written in pencil "The Vista House at Crown Point on the Columbia River Highway near Portland, Oregon". The curves of the two-lane highway lead up to the scenic overlook of Vista House, an octagonal stone building with a copper dome roof, constructed between 1916 and 1918 as a rest stop and a memorial to early pioneers. The view is up the Columbia River to the east during autumn or winter. We see partly-forested hills and mountains, the river and its banks, and far away snow on some mountains. In the foreground of the photo are bare-branched trees, evergreens, and telephone poles lining the road. A white wooden fence follows along part of the roadway. There seems to be some kind of building along the road leading up to Vista House, obscured behind the big evergreen in the foreground. Towards the right corner of the photo it looks as though an automobile is parked in the grass.
Location
Crown Point >> Multnomah County Columbia River >> Douglas County >> Washington >> United States
Identifier
ORU_PH035_4191
Rights
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Local Collection Name
Print Collection
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Western Waters Digital Library
Has Version
Archived tiff -- PH035_4191.tif -- 16 bit, Gray Gamma 2.2 -- 5606 x 4493 pixels -- 1200 dpi -- 50,388,696 bytes //Production tiff -- PH035_4191jc.tif -- 16 bit, Gray Gamma 2.2 -- 5599 x 4462 pixels -- 1200 dpi -- 199,878,120 bytes //
Institution
University of Oregon
Image Width
875 pixels
Image Height
697 pixels
Image Resolution
125 dpi
Color Space
8 bit -- RGB -- sRGB IEC61966-2.1
File Size
140,376 bytes