SW 4th & Washington, 1946

It appears to be a bustling lunch hour looking north on SW 4th Avenue at Washington Street in this 1946 image. The Funland Arcade was housed in the 1912 Merchants National Bank/Hibernia Savings Bank building. The next year the building would lose it’s stately bearing and be given the sleek, modern remodel you see today. More on this tomorrow.

(City of Portland Archives)

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2 Responses to “SW 4th & Washington, 1946”

  1. Sean G Says:

    Are you sure this is 1946? Those two guys under the sign are out in public without hats! :)

  2. JayinPortland Says:

    And one of them appears to be talking on a cell phone! Oh wait, wrong thread…
    ;)

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