About the New Collins View History Project

Disorganized! EDITING IN PROGRESS... August 2023. --JM

We aim to preserve and celebrate the history of our neck of the woods. We also intend to honor the nature of the land - it's waters, flora, and fauna.

We may get a product sooner if we can take what residents are willing to give us - and have independent articles on this page/site. Please send historical facts, figures, dates, photos, and/or stories about any of the items on the list below to scoop@newcollinsview.blog

Partial stories or recollections are welcome as such.. those might stimulate others to fill in or correct facts, and so on. Tell a story!

Topics to be added

Yet to be organized into a whole.

How Native American populated, used this area.
Did Jesse Boone follow native trails?

Histories of
Boones Ferry Road
Taylors Ferry Road
Collins View land developer
What policy determined that the name of Collins View School
Cemeteries (RVC) Railroad magnate connection
Fulton Park development
Fulton-Cemeteries electric Trolley
Town of Fulton

Sellwood Ferries -- Caples

Iron foundary
 furnace / smelter
 Iron Ore
 pipe foundary

Greenwood Hills Cemetery
 Portland Masonic Cemetery
 Morning Star Graves

River View Natural Area history
 logged in 1880's and 1950's
 Cemetery surplus property, Undeveloped
 Measure 37 claim
 Natural Area

Tryon Creek St Park
 How/When it was rescued from Development

Marshall Park
 How/When it was rescued from Development

Collins View History

See top of page for address of where to send any contributions you may have!


Here we compile the data, then generate a timeline.

— JM, Nov 2020

Native Americans. We want more info!!!
Part of Oregon Territory
Oregon's Provisional Government (1841-1849)
Territorial Government (1849-1859)
Statehood, Feb 14, 1859
Donation Land Claims. I have seen a map of them in the Portland Area.

1882 - River View Cemetery
1882 - Greenwood Hill Cemetery
1882 - Grand Army of the Republic
1871 - Ahavai Shalom Cemetery
???? - Beth Israel Cemetery

Collins View School dedicated in 1937, closed in 1976.
(used for various other things)
Riverdale High School bought the building and has a 20 year lease on the property.
Capitol Hill school (not technically inside Collins View per se)

Palatine Hill Road Church - 1947  (Not 1941?)
St Mark Presbyterian Church
Mt Carmel Lutheran Church

1920's Fir Acres, a grand estate developed by Lloyd Frank, designed by Herman Brookman.

1942 Lewis & Clark College (Albany College) acquired the Frank Estate.
The College renamed itself when moving to their new location. (Separate story!)
Lewis & Clark College acquired Franciscan Renewal Center for York Graduate Center.
Northwestern School of Law, later renamed L&C Law School. (built before 1971!)
Lewis & Clark Ball Field (adj to 4th ave)
Watzek Library.
Agnes Flannigan Chapel built ...197o-ish

Boones Ferry and Taylors Ferry Roads.
Jesse Van Bibber Boone, established the ferry at Wilsonville in 1847
When roads and streets were put in.
Ferry operating on Spokane Street. Any riverboat landing?
First Terwilliger Bridge (was recycled from original Vista Bridge)
Terwilliger Bridge Replacement.
Street re-naming
The Leading 0 project

BFR Speed Bumps and Half-Closure
PHR Speed Bumps (near college)
Traffic Circle at Law School
Sidewalk along west side of Terwilliger (Previous extruded asphalt curb).

Bus service... #40 Capitol Hill to L&C, #43 Taylors Ferry
#39 to Fred Meyer
#39 routed to Hillsdale
Trolley from Portland to Fulton Park (1890) and on to Cemeteries (1891-1899)

Annexations to City (date1, date2)
When were the various TRACTS formed? eg Killpatrick-Collins
SW 6th Development
Colony Drive
South Ridge
Water Tank on SW Alice.

River View Natural Area http://riverviewfriends/history.html
Marshall Park (city park, rescued land from developers)
Formation of Tryon Creek State Park

Collins View Grocery
Burlingame Feed Store
Burlingame Grocery (1930s? - 2001)
Market of Choice (16 years, from 2003 to 2019)
Burlingame TV since 1952
Wayne's Barbur Shop
In 1970's -- 4 gas stations @ Terw/TF corner: Chevron/P66/Union76/Shell.

Fire hall
Water / indoor plumbing
USPS Mail Delivery (Never a PO?)
Phone Service
Sewer System
Storm Water Drainage System

Dance Hall
CVNA formed

October 12, 1962
Columbus Day Storm knocked over about 100 trees just on the college campus.
It did so much damage in the city, that schools were closed for a week.

9/18/2001, a week after 9/11, Burlingame Grocery was consumed by owner/arsonist fire.
Old Platt of part of Collins View

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