Unidentified House, 1967 – Help Us Out!

Here’s one more unknown location from the City of Portland Archives. Photographed in 1967, it’s a pretty house and would look right at home in Eastmoreland or Alameda. Can this be pinpointed? Good luck.

Found: 2732 N.E. Thompson St.

1967 July 20_Unidentified house_A2012-005(City of Portland Archives)

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31 Responses to “Unidentified House, 1967 – Help Us Out!”

  1. knickatknite Says:

    Wow…that’s a tough one! I definitely think you’re right on the money about it being Eastmoreland or Alameda though!

  2. Peter Pimentel Says:

    I can tell you definitely that’s a 1959 Chevrolet Wagon in the drive.

  3. kevin c Says:

    I think it’s the house on NE Thompson where Mayor Frank Ivancy lived

  4. kevin c Says:

    2732 N.E. Thompson St.

  5. Kevin Says:

    Looks like kevin c got it, the next two houses in the photo look like they match the ones next to the address he posted.

  6. PaulM Says:

    Kevin appears to be correct, same concrete next to steps, same house next door, same house up the street with chimney’s in the same place


  7. Brian Says:

    Yep, kevin c has it. Nice find!

  8. Brian Caughey Says:

    Hard to see on Streetview or Bing because of the trees but between them it seems certain kevin c is right. http://binged.it/XxM8YE

  9. NativePDX Says:

    Ok, now lets see how many people don’t read the posts and guess somewhere else!

  10. Cyrus Says:

    You people get up too early! I think the mystery locations should be posted later in the day. I always miss out on the search!

  11. Ralph Kramden Says:

    If I am not mistaken, that house used to be owned by Mayor Frank Ivancie.

  12. Robert Mercer Says:

    NE Tillamook between 27th and 28th

  13. joan Says:

    Is it true it was considered as a house for The Godfather?

  14. Jim Says:


    *tips a grin and sly wink towards NativePDX*

  15. Dan Says:

    Good job Kevin C!

  16. kevin c Says:

    @jim @NativePDX Yes indeed.

  17. Larry Dodgion Says:

    The right answer,,,but I wouldn’t exactly call that Alemeda. I think of it as more of a modified “Grant Park” vicinity, but that is even a stretch.

  18. kevin c Says:

    This neighborhood is known as Dolph Park.

  19. Mary-K Says:

    The neighborhood is “Irvington”

  20. MF Says:

    According to the street signs down the street, that’s Dolph Park. Irvington is west of this neighborhood. It is, technically Grant Park neighborhood according to this map: http://tinyurl.com/b5b7xav

  21. Carter Kennedy Says:

    Are you certain it was Ivancie’s house? I was told he lived in another house in that nieghborhood on US Grant Pl. But my source may be unreliable.

  22. kevin c Says:

    Used to work with one of his sons while in college. We sometimes carpooled.

  23. archerparr Says:

    It’s the Invancie house for sure. I grew up 2 blocks away and went to school with with his kids. In weather like this, they would sometimes douse the driveway in water to make an ice slide. Not the kind of thing a public official would do these days. Also, I’ve never heard of “Dolph Park.” We always thought we were living in Irvington.

  24. sue g Says:

    Coolest house. I agree that it might be Mayor Ivancie’s home on N. E. Thompson. My in laws lived on NE 27th. Beautiful neighborhood.

  25. Benjamin Says:

    According to the Irvington Association website the Eastern boundary of Irvington is 26th. Very close to this house but not quite. I believe the city officially lists the area where this house is at 27th as Grant Park neighborhood though I always knew it as Dolph Park because of the street sign toppers that say this.

  26. oldoregon Says:

    Congrats! to Kevin on the quick id.

    1967 is the same year the owner of the house passed away and her estate filed in Multnomah County Probate Court. She had been a residence of Portland since 1915 and her family lived in the house for over 25 years. The Oregonian, 5/11/1967, Page 13

  27. joan Says:

    Oregonian Aug 17, 1975 Northwest Magazine by S.G. Radhuber: “The garden was well enough known in the gardening circles to attract the attention of Paramount Studios, which was looking for an Italian garden of a ’30s vintage in which to shoot the wedding scene of ‘The Godfather’. Camera crews visited the garden more than once to discuss the layout of the scene, but at the last minute Paramount decided to shoot the entire film in the East. Mrs. Ivancie was relieved, since she did not want all the fuss of a mob of actors and studio hands wandering around her house and garden. The commissioner was, I think mildly disappointed. I took the liberty of chiding him for missing the political axion to emerge from the incident: No politician should let a movie company film a Mafia movie in his backyard.” (Mayor 1981-85)

  28. greg Says:

    I went to Grant High School with Ivancie’s daughters. They had their nose’s stuck so high in the air that if something was in front of them, they would trip over it. Never could stand the dad either.

  29. Knickatknite Says:

    Yup, this article verifies that Ivancie lived there from ’81-’85 http://www.politifact.com/oregon/statements/2011/nov/04/jefferson-smith/if-elected-would-jefferson-smith-really-be-first-p/

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