W Burnside & SW 10th, 1939

The intersection of West Burnside, 10th Avenue and SW Oak street seems to be one of those places that we keep coming back to. The names and details have changed since 1939 but the basic components remain pretty much the same.

A2005-001.718 W Burnside at SW 10th southwest 1939(City of Portland Archives)

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10 Responses to “W Burnside & SW 10th, 1939”

  1. Dennis Says:

    You could make allot of money with the gas pumps and signage from that Mobilgas station.

  2. David G. Hall Says:

    Not that I’m opposed to public art, but I’ve always disliked the piece that sits at this intersection: http://goo.gl/maps/sRyHw

  3. Mike Says:

    Those are the Civic Apartments in the background.

  4. Mike Says:

    I retract that Civic comment not even close.

  5. Jill-O Says:

    The background building is the building that currently is the Ace Hotel.

  6. Greg Says:

    Good old Western auto. They not only sold auto parts, they sold wagons and sleds, outboard motors, sporting goods, guns and some hardware items. An auto parts, toy, sporting goods and hardware store rolled into one.

  7. bruce Says:

    disike that they walled off the side facing burnside,increased windows facing parking lot.makes that side of the buildong cold and impersonal

  8. lefty Says:

    Hotel Treves, now the Joyce Hotel, built ~1912. A lot of those single room walkup hotels were built in Portland folowing the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition, when the population boomed. The Joyce enjoys quite a reputation these days!

  9. Roxy Says:

    Back in the 50’s I remember that location as a business that repaired auto convertible tops.

  10. Fred Stewart Says:

    Reblogged this on Oregon Real Estate Round Table.

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