SW 1st & Oak, c1950s

The Failing Building, on the northwest corner of SW 1st and Oak Street, looks much the same here in the 1950s as it did when constructed in 1886. Besides paint and signage, it’s still largely intact today, a fine example of 19th Century architecture with cast-iron details.

failing building c1950s 8131(University of Oregon Libraries)

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3 Responses to “SW 1st & Oak, c1950s”

  1. justthreadtwiddling Says:

    My father-in-law worked for Oregon Marine for many years. The building is beautiful

  2. Roxy Says:

    My father had a business next door, Bressie Appliance Service. When he would go to check the shop on Sundays I would coax him into gunning the car when turning on to Oak when it was wet so we could slip on the cobblestones.

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