The biggest change in this scene more than a half century later is that the Max tracks now go east and west on NE Holladay Street. That’s NE 13th Avenue we’re looking north on with the brand-new Lloyd Center in the background.
Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category
We’ve seen the 1881 Ladd Block before; this gives a bit of a closer look at this once-fine building in its later years. This view is to the north up SW 1st Avenue from Columbia Street.
NE Weidler Street takes a small shoo-fly to the south while the permanent overpass over the Eastbank Freeway is being built in 1962. This view looks east on a landscape that no longer exists. You can see the overpass in the upper-right of this aerial view of the construction area.
These houses may be impossible to identify. Shown here circa 1960, it would be hard to imagine they still exist. Though very small in size, the houses in the foreground were permanent; the ones in the background appear to have been moved from (or are ready to move to) somewhere else. As always, happy hunting!
Looking west from the SW 1st Avenue overpass, construction crews are digging deep to excavate the I-405 freeway circa 1965. The Travelodge over on SW 4th is clearly visible here, as are other still extant buildings. You can see an aerial view of the overall area here.
Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan are shown here handling decorative sheet metal in front of the Thaddeus Fisher house on SE 33rd Avenue just south of Belmont. Built in 1888-1892, the house is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne style in the area. Bosco and Milligan, founders of Portland’s Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, used to own this house and worked to restore it. Thanks to VP fan Tiffany Conklin for forwarding this photo.
So much is the same and yet so much has changed in the last 46 years. This stretch of W. Burnside from about 20th Avenue looking west has mostly the same buildings as in 1967 but the signs and businesses have changed extensively. And you wouldn’t want to try to park along here anytime of the day or night now.