NE Union Avenue, 1929

The building with this odd configuration is long gone from NE Union Avenue between San Rafael and Tillamook Streets. The section to the left looks like a duplex or rooming house, while Mr. Elliott may have been running his sharpening business from the front of his home on the right.

A2009-009.1806 NE Union between San Rafael & Tillamook 1929(City of Portland Archives)

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7 Responses to “NE Union Avenue, 1929”

  1. mark Says:

    is this the east or west side of the street? I live on Rodney between Tillamook and San Rafael and I sit at the light there several times a day. Really digging the posts from the Albina area. Would love to see one of my street or my house! (1890 Queen Anne)

  2. Mike Says:

    I like the ’28 Oldsmobile tudor!

  3. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    Numbers Man is a pipe smoker? Have we seen that before?

  4. lefty Says:

    @Dave Brunker: This same Numberman was smoking a pipe at the Gladsheim Sanitarium and its neighboring house posted the following day…

  5. Sean Croghan Says:

    Mark, based on the shadows I think it would have been on the west side of the block.

  6. Sean Croghan Says:

    I could be wrong.

  7. mlkinmotion Says:

    definitely west side – 426 Union Avenue North. The ‘for sale’ building was gone by 1933, and Mr Elliott’s saw shop building was gone before World War 2 ended.

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