Oregon City, Oregon: Municipal Elevator GhostThe elevator connects the lower city to the upper city, which is 90 feet up a cliff. The ghost reportedly likes to hop on for the ride.
- 300 7th St., Oregon City, OR
- Downtown Oregon City. Drive down McLoughlin Blvd along the Willamette River and the elevator is the greenish-gray structure along the cliff away from the river.
Visitor Tips and News About Municipal Elevator Ghost
The Oregon City Elevator is surrounded by murals of the history of the Oregon Territory. It is free to ride, and if you ask the operator they will give you a lifetime free pass. Nice little souvenir.
Also, be on the lookout for a little red-headed boy who seems to be out of place. He is a ghost that frequents the area. Many people have seen him, but don't realize he is a ghost, until they turn around and he is gone.[Jody Day, 08/22/2007]
The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is perhaps the only Municipal Elevator in the country, and one of only four in the world. It connects the lower city to the upper city some 90 feet up a cliff. The top of the elevator has an observation deck with views of the historic downtown area as well as a view of the Willamette Falls. It began as a water-powered elevator in 1915, but was upgraded to an electric-powered elevator in 1954. It is an example of Googie architecture, which is reminiscent of the space-age housing structures in the Jetson's cartoon show.[Jason, 07/28/2004]