SW 4th Ave. and Madison St., 1940

In this view of SW 4th Avenue you can see the Multnomah County Court House and McElroy’s Spanish Ballroom, located on the corner of SW Main Street. Can you see any other establishments in this image?

 

SW 4th and Madison, 1940: A2009-009.560

SW 4th and Madison, 1940: A2009-009.560

 

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Blow Fly Inn, 1942

The Blow Fly Inn was located at 9101 N Swift Blvd. in 1942 (now Columbia Blvd.) located near the St Johns Landfill and just across the street from a City of Portland incinerator that later housed the City Archives. This image is from July 16, 1942.

 

Blow Fly Inn 9101 N Swift Blvd., July 16, 1942: A2009-009.3554

Blow Fly Inn 9101 N Swift Blvd., July 16, 1942: A2009-009.3554

 

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SE Belmont, 1941

This photograph, from February 18, 1941, shows SE Belmont St. at SE 7th Ave. after the widening was completed. Signs for Pacific Machinery & Tool Co., Mann’s Tire Shop, and 619 Café are visible. This image was taken facing west.

 

SE Belmont Street near 7th Avenue, Feb. 18, 1941 : A2000-025.1254

SE Belmont Street near 7th Avenue, Feb. 18, 1941 : A2000-025.1254

 

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Guilds Lake Clean Up, 1944

In this image we see children and recreation directors gathered with garbage cans and bundles of paper for Guilds Lake Clean Up week. This photograph was taken on July 28, 1944 as a part of the Housing Authority of Portland series of photos documenting life in the various housing units.

 

Guilds Lake housing clean up, circa 1944 : A2001-025.227

Guilds Lake housing clean up, 1944 : A2001-025.227

 

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SE Belmont, 1941

This image was taken after the widening of SE Belmont Ave was completed. We are looking east on SE Belmont St. near SE 8th Ave. In this image you can see signs for East Side Food Center/Grand Central Public Market, Dolan Wrecking Co., and Richfield on the far right side of the street.

 

SE Belmont and 8th Ave, Feb. 18, 1940 : A2000-025.1252

SE Belmont and 8th Ave, Feb. 18, 1941 : A2000-025.1252

 

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