Archive for September, 2012

Northeast Portland Aerial, 1938

September 28, 2012

Some pretty nice detail on this 1938 aerial image of inner Northeast Portland. Burnside, NE 9th, the site of the future Lloyd Center and NE 20th to the east frame the pre-freeway Sullivan’s Gulch in the middle.

(City of Portland Archives)

SE 39th & Lincoln, 1934

September 27, 2012

The corner shop at SE 39th and Lincoln is still with us today, minus the awning. The grass parking strip has been lost to another lane of traffic for Cesar E Chavez Blvd., so it doesn’t look quite as suburban and quaint as it did in 1934.

(City of Portland Archives)

Reservoir #6, Part 2, 1910

September 26, 2012

Grading and excavation of Reservoir #6 on Mt Tabor continues in this 1910 image looking southwest from higher up the hill. What’s densely built Southeast Portland now was pretty sparsely populated in 1910.

(City of Portland Archives)

SW Stark from 6th, 1939

September 25, 2012

Parking meters in 1939 didn’t demand $1.60 and hour like they do today but they still had to be fed. The gentleman in the white pants seems to be servicing one. This view west on SW Stark from 6th towards Broadway shows the old Imperial Hotel (now Hotel Lucia) on the near left with Rucker’s Coffee Cup across Broadway.

(City of Portland Archives)

Red & White Store, 1931

September 24, 2012

The fairly serious-looking staff of The Red & White Store pose outside of their shop in this fine 1931 photo. The store was on NE Alberta Street between NE 20th and 21st Avenues. The building still exists although the home reflected in the window is long gone.

(City of Portland Archives)

Portland Panorama, 1898

September 21, 2012

Looking east to Mt. Hood in 1898, this view from City Park (now Washington Park) shows Portland spread out and beginning to rise. The Chamber of Commerce Building, Portland High School, The Oregonian Building, the Marquam Grand and the Portland Hotel all stand out in this excellent photo. The large building in the foreground was the Exposition Building on W. Burnside (then Washington Street) between 19th and 20th.

(City of Portland Archives)

E Burnside & 12th, 1937

September 20, 2012

This 1937 photo is a little different perspective on the E. Burnside, NE Sandy and 12th intersection seen on this site a number of times. Today we’re looking northwest from just east of 13th Avenue on Burnside with NE Sandy Blvd. cutting between the Standard and Richfield service stations. Cars are lined up for the light at 12th. You can see an aerial view of the same intersection here with the Standard station in the upper left.

(City of Portland Archives)


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