South Portland, 1957

This view from above the south end of Duniway Park shows a portion of South Portland that essentially no longer exists. That stretch of road behind the trees is Barbur Blvd. where it extends south from 4th & Sheridan at top left. The view is just a bit east of this previous VP image.

life magazine sw portland 02 1957(LIFE)

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4 Responses to “South Portland, 1957”

  1. George Says:

    Isn’t that the Wigwam surplus store down below where the street curves?

  2. Greg Says:

    Yes, it is. I didn’t know there was one on the West side. The one I remember going to was in Parkrose.

  3. Todd Says:

    The white house in the right corner is still there at the corner of SW Hooker and SW 4th Ave. This picture was taken probably on Terwillger right above Barbur Blvd. I lived in this area for 10 years.

  4. Ken Hawkins Says:

    There is a great 1883 photo by Issac G. Davidson from this exact same spot. Large O&C rail trestle where Barbur would be, some of the houses may be the same.

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