NE 41st & Sandy, 1934

I believe the depression-era business lurking in the shadows on the northeast corner of NE 41st and Sandy is the Fred Meyer store. There’s a Rite-Aid in that location now, and I don’t think any of the houses up the west side of 41st exist either.

A2005-001.541  NE 41st Ave and Sandy Blvd looking north 1934(City of Portland Archives)

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9 Responses to “NE 41st & Sandy, 1934”

  1. Jane Says:

    The shadows in this photo are wonderful. April 12th…and the flowers are blooming. Love the running boards on the old vehicles!

  2. Jane Says:

    Just noticed the ‘developing and printing’ sign with the Kodak roll on it. A classic.

  3. Brian Says:

    Here’s another photo taken the same day. You can see the Fred Meyer store in today’s photo in the background (with the striped awning and National Recovery Administration logo).

  4. Eric C Says:

    Nice, relatively new, city-provided ceramic address numbers!

  5. Mike Says:

    Since the city bought for and installed those address tiles the year before ( it three years to install all of them) no wonder they look good.

  6. EcoGrrl Says:

    Love both photos – especially the pre-Monsanto produce :)

  7. Brian Caughey Says:

    Perhaps everyone already knows this but those address tiles are still available from Rejuvenation. I bought some for my house in Eugene just for a touch of Portland expat nostalgia.

  8. Bruce Urmson Says:

    fred meyer opened that store in 1930, 1st one-stop self-service store anywhere,shows brilliant people can succeed even in those times….

  9. Myaz_Nuggetz Says:

    Reblogged this on Myaz_Nuggetz.

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