Archive for the ‘1920s’ Category

NE Broadway, 1929

August 14, 2014

Today was have another Number Man image. Here he is standing in front of The Sugar Bowl. To the right you see the Irvington Bakery. Before the street renumbering, the address for The Sugar Bowl was 678 E Broadway. The current address is 1916 NE Broadway.

 

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

 

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Council Crest Amusement Park, 1926

August 11, 2014

Here is a picture of the Council Crest Amusement Park.  This image is from 1926. For the history of Council Crest Park and the amusement park, please click here.

Council Crest Amusement Park, 1926 : A2004-002.2765

Council Crest Amusement Park, 1926 : A2004-002.2765

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14th and Broadway, circa 1929

July 31, 2014

Today we have a photograph from 1929. This image is looking east from 14th Ave on Broadway before the Broadway widening project. You can see Ziegler’s Drug Store and the MacMarr Store, which was a grocery store.

E 14th Street and Broadway, circa 1929 : A2009-009.822

E 14th Street and Broadway, circa 1929 : A2009-009.822

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Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade, 1927

July 4, 2014

Since the Rose Festival was just a few weeks ago, I thought I would share an image from the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade on June 24, 1927. The Merrykhana parade eventually became the Starlight Parade. This is the Police Reserve’s entry that year. In the background you can see A. G. Spalding and Bros., an athletic outfitters store located on Broadway at Alder Street according to the 1927 Polk Directory.

Police Reserve entry into the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade June 24, 1927 : A2000-026.78

Police Reserve entry into the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade June 24, 1927 : A2000-026.78

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Nick’s Flower Home, 1929

July 1, 2014

Here we see the “number man” standing outside Nick’s Flower Home in 1929. This building was located at 4040 NE Union Avenue between NE Mason Street and Shaver Street. As most of you know, Union Ave. became Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. These building are no longer standing.

Nick's Flowers at 4040 NE Union between Shaver and Mason 1929 :  A2009-009.1013

Nick’s Flowers at 4040 NE Union between Shaver and Mason 1929 : A2009-009.1013

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Eastmoreland, 1923

June 27, 2014

Today’s photograph features a more rural setting. You may not recognize the area from this picture, but this is what SE 28th near Eastmoreland looked like back in 1923. It’s amazing to see how the area transformed over the years.

 

SE 28th Ave. near Eastmoreland, 1923 : A2009-009.292

SE 28th Ave. near Eastmoreland, 1923 : A2009-009.292

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Portland Aerial, c1926

June 12, 2014

The Portland of circa 1926 is familiar to us today but oh, so many changes! All of our downtown river crossings were in place, including a new Burnside Bridge. It would be another three-quarters of a century before all the rails in Northwest would be ripped up to create the Pearl District. The west side seawall was only a few years from realization, and the relentless march of the bulldozers had yet to create the patchwork of surface parking lots that in many cases still exist. On the east side, the riverfront was still highly industrial, Albina was untouched, and it would be decades before freeways cut off much of this area from the river.

A2004-002.73 Portland from the Air c1926(City of Portland Archives)


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