W Burnside & 16th

The north side of W. Burnside between 15th and 16th Avenues was a lively hub of commerce in 1917. A newsstand and a barber shop, art, antiques and salvage material, a Saxon automobile dealership, and a garage all shared this block.

A2000-003.34 527 Burnside St  1500 block W Burnside St. 1917(City of Portland Archives)

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7 Responses to “W Burnside & 16th”

  1. Loren Says:

    Great picture. At first I thought the woman walking was talking on a cell phone. Funny how you view pictures now days.

  2. Tom Jones Says:

    That 25 cent haircut sounds kind of high priced for 1917. As a child I remember paying 25 cents in the early 1950′s

  3. sam Says:

    Tom , perhaps 25 cents might have included a shave

  4. larisazimmerman Says:

    “Shave and a haircut, two bits!”

  5. Kevin Says:

    Man, look at all those overhead wires everywhere!

  6. Tad Says:

    This is another pic I’ve seen on VP where the glass globes of one of the streetlights is missing. I wonder what’s the story there, maybe they were a common target for the local hooligans?

  7. dogchild Says:

    “Old Curiosity Shop”

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