Item 81444 - Water District weathervane, Portland, ca. 1928
- Item 81444 - Water District weathervane, Portland, ca. 1928
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- Item 81444
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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.Show Details
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.