N Lombard & Philadelphia, 1938

The bustling St. Johns downtown area is shown in this nice 1938 photo. The view is northwest on Lombard. N. Philadelphia comes in from the front left and N. Burlington Ave. branches off to the right.

(City of Portland Archives)

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6 Responses to “N Lombard & Philadelphia, 1938”

  1. NativePDX Says:

    We are finally going to get a new hardware store in St Johns, in the old Albersons that was the Child services building next to the old Harbor Ford building, that later was Gardner Ford and later St Johns Honda. Across from the old St Johns Honda Motorcycles that is now the Grocery Outlet.

    St Johns lost the hardware store in the photo, a few years ago and it sure will be nice to have one again in the neighborhood.

  2. NativePDX Says:

    Are there any photos from this area looking east?

  3. Becci pankratz Says:

    Notice the theater has changed its name to St Johns Theater…

  4. Kathleen Says:

    When you enlarge the photo to the max and look at the top–

    What a lotta wires!

  5. Brian Says:

    Same site in 1906:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=rCD1zjOPXvMC&lpg=PA55&ots=Ht_1GE8rIN&dq=st.%20john%27s%20motor%20line&pg=PA65#v=onepage&q&f=false

  6. pwlsax Says:

    That wiring looks positively Victorian even for the late ’30s.

    Notice also that all you got for a crosswalk was the words CROSS WALK. No lines or anything. And how was anyone supposed to see that little cat-eye in the street that said STOP?

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