This is likely Mr. H.H. Romine himself standing in front of his sheet metal shop at 1573 E. Glisan Street. Today’s address of 5927 NE Glisan appears to be the same building, now housing A&L Sports Pub.
This is looking like it is a part of the same series of photographs as the mystery shops that we’ve never figured out. Wonder if there is a way to find out more about it and narrow down that one some more?
Maybe 15 or 20 years ago an elderly gentleman would take my order at Montavilla Sheet Metal. As I remember he was the owner but I don’t think he was in his 90′s as this photo would suggest. He did have religious pamphlets on the counter.
I like these storefront shots. Maybe they were for a business directory or community paper