I believe the "Bonneville Residence Area" is what we call North Bonneville today. But not quite. North Bonneville was incorporated in 1935, next to the construction site for the Bonneville Dam. But in the 1970's it was decided to build a new powerhouse where North Bonneville was located, so the entire town was rebuilt where we see it today.
I believe the top photo is actually on the Oregon side at the actual Bonneville. That large building is the administration building or think that is what it was called when constructed. I had relatives later that lived in the housing area at Bonneville Dam as he worked at the dam in the power house.
On this upper photo on the very far right. you see the hill going up. If you look real close you can make out a portion of a house. This was the house that Sam Hill (of Maryhill and railroading fame) built for his "mistress" Mona Bell. She lived there for many years. The cut went right through where her drive way went across, when I-84 was built.
The new photo appears to be on the Washington side, not the Oregon.
Charlott on 22nd September 2020 @ 7:09am
I agree with Charlott. This is on the Oregon side of the river. That is Table Mtn, and Greenleaf Peak in the background.
OrMtnMaid on 22nd September 2020 @ 8:01am
Yep, I agree with the above comments. North Bonneville was never this manicured and productive looking.
L.E. on 22nd September 2020 @ 8:48am
Yep, looks like I got this one wrong. I'll update the notes when I have some time.
ArthurB on 22nd September 2020 @ 1:21pm
Does anyone know if the building at the front of the photo was incorporated into the Bonneville Fish Hatchery?
L.E. on 22nd September 2020 @ 3:34pm
Your batting average is way good Arthur.....this is a minor miss.....
Arlen L Sheldrake on 22nd September 2020 @ 7:37pm