N Philadelphia Ave, c1930

Our Number Man is documenting a corner somewhere along N. Philadelphia Avenue in St. Johns circa 1930. I’m hoping one of our astute Vintage Portland followers will be able to identify the cross street.

A2009-009.2610 N Philadelphia 1932(City of Portland Archives)

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7 Responses to “N Philadelphia Ave, c1930”

  1. Timah Says:

    The building with the Fuller sign is the same in the picture posted on March 6th 2014 from the opposite direction. That would make it Ivanhoe I believe.

  2. Jim Says:

    Based on the visible corner of the Centralo Hotel, I think Timah has it right. Here is a previous VP post showing the Central Hotel in context. Philadelphia and Burlington merged at the intersection of the previous post, so Ivanho would be the cross street here.

  3. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    Holy cow, you’ve got sharp eyes! I can just barely see two of those three buildings on the right side of the picture, but it’s them alright.


  4. Jim Says:

    Oops, the typing fingers aren’t warmed up yet. that should be Central Hotel, not Centralo.

    Dave, I don’t know if you know this, but if you click on a VP photo, it will take you to a larger and higher resolution version.

  5. AdamR Says:

    I also agree with Ivanhoe. Compare this this image… http://vintageportland.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/n-philadelphia-ivanhoe-1944/

  6. rod taylor Says:

    Little bit surprised the day after Memorial Day and this posting didn’t elicit another comment about the poster advertising All”s Quiet On The Western Front. Still critically acclaimed. Talk about forgotten heroes of forgotten wars I guess.

    I know it’s off topic. Just saying.

  7. Cheese Says:

    Note that there is still a sewer drain near the apex of the corner at N Philadelphia and N Ivanhoe, along with an overhead powerline, whereas the opposite corner (the approach to the St. John’s Bridge) has neither of these features in evidence today.

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