1913 flood Portsmouth 6th and Chillicothe Street looking west

1913 flood Sciotoville

Market Street looking north

Gallia Street

West Fifth Street

N&W Ry bridge #2001 at the start of the p-vine, also known as "Vera bridge" is a 1000 foot truss span built by the Cincinnati Eastern railway and was opened for operation into Portsmouth in 1884

Vera Bridge crew rebuilding peer

Market Street between 2nd and 3rd

N & W Bridge over Scioto

N & W passenger Station

Old Ladies Home

north east corner 5th and Raynor

1913 Flood T. D. Tremper's

1913 Flood Washington Hotel

Looking southeast from top of National Bank

2nd street looking east from Market Street

Third Street near Union

1913 Front Street

1913 Flood Portsmouth wreckage corner First & Chillicothe street

Frank Burt Plumbing when the water was 8' deep in the street, Portsmouth

1913 Flood Offner Street hill and Offner Street School

1913 Flood Portsmouth Ninth & Chillicothe Streets

1913 Flood Chillicothe Street March 28

1913 Flood looking south from 6th Street on Chillicothe Street

Note the 6th street Methodist church standing where now is the Mosaic Building. The building behind it at one time housed Montgomery Ward and is now a parking lot. The Post office building front right was torn down and was replaced by Montgomery Ward building which is now 5th Third Bank. Sears in 1913 is now The Emporium.  Emporium is now closed.

1913 Flood looking north from 2nd Street on Chillicothe Street


Flood damage along the river

Flood around the Post Office

1913 Flood 4th near Washington Street

1913 Flood Findlay Street

1913 Flood Lincoln Street

1913 Flood at 4th near Court Street

Tracy Park during 1913 flood

Trinity Methodist Church during 1913 flood

1913 Flood at 4th and Gay Streets

1913 Flood in Portsmouth, Ohio

The 1913 flood waters that poured over the concrete flood wall form the Ohio and over the earthwork embankments from the Scioto covered the streets of Portsmouth for more than a week. This flood overshadowed the one in 1884 by nineteen inches. At that time it was the belief of most people that the "84" figure would never be exceeded. Most pictures  taken between March 28 and April 2nd.

1913 Flood on Front Street.  A post card that Jim Poelstra found while going through some in-law photos and sent to me.  Note the ad edged on the end of the row boat.

1913 Flood January 13.  A post card that Jim Poelstra found while going through some in-law photos and sent to me.  Note the ad edged on left of postcard.

N & W Vera Bridge Peer being fixed

Gallia Street in Portsmouth, Ohio during the 1913 Flood

West Second Street between Washington

Chillicothe Street looking south

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Probably around 1913  A post card that Jim Poelstra found while going through some in-law photos and sent to me.  Note the ad (Fowler) edged on the end of the boat on the left.  Ship on the left is the Jim Wood 


N & W Vera Bridge with collapsed peer

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N & W Vera Bridge with collapsed peer

Union Street after 1913 flood