SE 39th Avenue, 1965

This pretty little scene on SE 39th Avenue serves to remind us that Spring does eventually get to Portland. The 1965 view is looking south from just north of SE Oak Ct.

(City of Portland Archives)

11 thoughts on “SE 39th Avenue, 1965

  1. Never knew there was a gas station (the Texaco) a block or so south of the station at Stark. Looks to be about Alder.

  2. Interesting. At first I thought this was looking across Stark from the south, at Laurelhurst Park. Different stone columns!

    Anyone know why the dark forms (carved areas?) at the top are no longer there? And what were they, little bird houses? :)

    And was that early Plaid Pantry then called ‘Pik-n-Pak Pantry’ (zoom in to see) ?

  3. My memory may be fuzzy but there were still some fixtures still hanging there in the mid 70’s and early 80’s. They seem to all have disappeared or rusted away sense then.

  4. The light globes are still present on some of the arches. Check Google street view at 32nd and Glisan for what I think were the original globes/fixtures.

  5. Hi Justin,

    There have been several efforts to repair/restore the arches. I would be surprised if any of the globes on any of the arches were original, but replacements have been put up from time to time.

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