Archive for March, 2011

Geo. C. Meyer Groceries, 1918

March 31, 2011

The Geo. C. Meyer “Groceries-Notions and Light Hardware” may have been the one-stop shopping center of its day out at NE 82nd and Hancock.

(City of Portland Archives)

Elliott R. Corbett House, 1910

March 30, 2011

Directly north of the Henry L. Corbett property from yesterday’s post was the Elliot R. Corbett house at 243 W. Park (now 1119 SW Park). The two brothers’ properties shared the block bounded by SW Park and 10th, Main and Madison Streets. Both would build homes in the Dunthorpe area around 1915 and the Masonic Temple building would replace these two homes.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

Henry L. Corbett House, 1910

March 29, 2011

Henry Ladd Corbett built this fine house at 253 W. Park (old address numbering system). The property covered the entire south half of the block between SW Park and 10th, Main and Madison Streets (this view looks west from Park). The 1925 Mark Building (formerly Masonic Temple) now covers the site. This home was just a few blocks from grandfather Henry Winslow Corbett’s home (see yesterday’s post).

(University of Oregon Libraries)

Henry W. Corbett House, 1910

March 28, 2011

When Oregon pioneer Henry W. Corbett build his 1874 home on the block bounded by SW 5th and 6th Avenues, Yamhill and Taylor streets, he was far from the business center of Portland, then in the 1st and Pine area. The city center moved progressively southwest; in the mid-1930s his home was demolished to make way for the Greyhound bus depot. This view looks west from 5th with the old YMCA building in the background across 6th Avenue.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

1115 SW Market, 1955

March 25, 2011

This Victorian Italianate house was on the north side of SW Market Street between SW 11th and 12th Avenues. This building, and the wood frame buildings behind and to its right, are no longer in existence; the site is a parking lot. The brick apartment house in the left background is still standing.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

Ahavai Sholom Synagogue, 1960

March 24, 2011

Ahavai Sholom Synagogue once stood on the northeast corner of SW Park Avenue and Clay Street. It was built in 1904 and sold when the congregation moved to a different location in 1952. It served various other purposes, including a gymnasium for Portland State University, until it was demolished in 1978.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

Pittmon Map of Portland, 1946

March 23, 2011

Pittmon Map Co. of Portland has been publishing maps since 1907. They published this finely detailed street map of the Portland area in 1946.

(City of Portland Archives)


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