Scenes of Chautauqua
1890's photo of wooded landscape around Lake Chautauqua in Gladstone Park, part of the the tract of land donated by Harvey Cross for the summer assembly. Trail leads to the lake.
1901 photo of Chautauqua Football Game played on the lower athletic field (now I 205 overpass and 82nd. Drive). Center background shows original "Beehive" auditorium built in 1895. Three trolley cars can be seen directly in front of the beehive.
1905 photo of Chautauqua "tent city". Large tent is a communal cooking shelter. Woman is facing a wood cooking stove.
1920 Photo of the Oregon Naval Militia Band taken at the time of their performance at the Chautauqua.
1899 Chautauqua Program. Front states that this year was the Sixth Assembly and that Gladstone Park was located in (North) Oregon City. Drawing on back of program is of Willamette Falls.
Photo taken at the 1900 Chautauqua shows a Bible study on the banks of Lake Chautauqua, a favorite place for art, poetry, and nature classes.
Photo taken prior to 1917. An inside view of the original Chautauqua "beehive" auditorium. Photo is thought to have been taken the day of Rev. Billy Sunday's appearance and showing the huge crowd that attended. View is from above the stage facing the rear of the building. The ruffled skirting of the choir loft can be seen in the foreground.
Second Chautauqua Building 1917-1959. Very similar in design to the first Chautauqua building, this auditorium was located about one-third mile north in an area that came to be known as Headquarters Row.