Downtown Road Work

Carlton Historical Tour

Downtown Road Work

Carlton, Oregon 97111, United States

Created By: Visit Carlton


An 1916 view of a street paving team at the corner of Main Street and S Park Street

1899: Wooden sidewalks were built in the commercial district along Main Street. A road tax was later instituted.

1901: Crushed rock was added to the previously dirt streets.

By 1904, downtown had four foot raised wooden sidewalks. Wooden crosswalks were used, but were difficult to find in the wet winter months. Many citizens ended up in the mud.

1905: Streets began to be oiled

1919: Main Street was paved. Cement sidewalks were built as new buildings were constructed or old wooden walks burned in fires.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Carlton Historical Tour


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