Archive for the ‘1920s’ Category

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 9, 2014

Our Number Man walked east across NE 11th Avenue from where he posed yesterday to document this imposing home on the southeast corner of NE Broadway and 11th. The corner has not had this much charm and elegance in decades.

A2009-009.3275 Residence NE Broadway and 11th Ave 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 8, 2014

This home, somewhere on NE Broadway with an unspecified address, was probably directly south of yesterday’s service station. The structure on the Sanborn map on the southwest corner of NE Broadway and 11th matches this home.

A2009-009.3271 - Residence NE Broadway 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 7, 2014

Our Number Man finds himself on the sunny northwest corner of NE Broadway at 11th Avenue in this 1929 photo. This modern and tidy Standard Oil service station featured covered pumps on both sides of the sales booth plus covered service bays in the background.

A2009-009.3268 NE Broadway and 11th 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Knott, 1929

March 31, 2014

At first glance you’d think these two imposing homes on NE Union Avenue at Knott Street are long gone. Surprisingly, they both still stand today, as does the third home in the background. It appears both have had the elevated ground excavated and the basements removed so the first floors sit at street level today.

A2009-009.1053 NE Union & Knott 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Beech, 1929

March 17, 2014

Feig’s Furnace and Sheet Metal Works is no longer open on the southeast corner of NE Union Avenue & Beech Street. But if Google street view is to be believed, this building is being renovated for a new business venture with its false front intact. The home behind it, with the visible dormer over the roof on the left, is now the Beech Street Parlor restaurant.

A2009-009.1012 NE Union & Beech 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Schuyler, 1929

March 12, 2014

It’s been many years since Portland has seen a curbside gas pump like this one. Haugen Motor Service and Red Crown Gasoline ┬áhave also been gone for years but it appears this building is still on the northeast corner of NE Union and Schuyler Street, as is the house behind it to the right.

A2009-009.1803 NE Union & Schuyler 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Union & Russell, 1929

March 3, 2014

Mr. Geo. W. Bates would feel right at this location today. His bank building still stands on the southeast corner of N. Union and Russell Street almost completely intact 85 years after this photo was taken.

A2009-009.1820 NE Union & Russell 1929

(City of Portland Archives)


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