SW Morrison Street, 1976

This is another image from the Sign Compliance survey in 1976. This image is from SW Morrison Street near 11th Avenue looking northwest. Gregory’s Tavern, Leo’s Coiffures, and the Diamond Head Restaurant are visible in this image.

 

Sign Compliance Survey Core Area  SW Morrison St., 1976: A2011-018.72

Sign Compliance Survey Core Area SW Morrison St., 1976: A2011-018.72

 

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SW 6th Avenue, 1932

This photograph of SW 6th Avenue is looking south towards Stark Street. On the right of the image is the US National Bank of Oregon.

 

SW 6th Ave. looking south, Jan. 4, 1932 : A2004-001.638

SW 6th Ave. looking south, Jan. 4, 1932 : A2004-001.638

 

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Portland Waterfront, circa 1918

Over the years, the Portland waterfront has transformed many times. Here is what the waterfront looked like circa 1918. This view is looking west, towards downtown Portland.

 

Portland waterfront and downtown looking west, circa 1918 : A2004-002.570

Portland waterfront and downtown looking west, circa 1918 : A2004-002.570

 

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W Burnside Street, 1913

This is a view of West Burnside St. looking east from 3rd Ave. taken on October 18, 1913. There are several signs and advertisements that are visible in this photograph, including Clark’s, All Nations Saloon, and a U.S. Army Recruiting Station window sign. Notice the mounted police officer and the old Burnside Bridge in the background.

 

West Burnside looking east from 3rd Ave, Oct. 18, 1913 : A2009-009.77

West Burnside looking east from 3rd Ave, Oct. 18, 1913 : A2009-009.77

 

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Front and Morrison, 1894

Downtown Portland routinely experienced high water and this photograph from 1894 captures the challenges and adventures of flooded streets. This image was taken on Front and Morrison St. and comes from the book, Portland: Its History and Builders, Volume 1, by Joseph Gaston.

 

Flood scene at Front and Morrison, 1894 : A2004-002.7772

Flood scene at Front and Morrison, 1894 : A2004-002.7772

 

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Portland Waterfront, 1935

This aerial from 1935, gives us a great view of the ships arriving at the Portland waterfront for the rose festival. In this image we see the old (second) Morrison Bridge, the Burnside Bridge, and the Steel Bridge. This is a wonderful example of what the waterfront once looked like before the waterfront park existed.

 

Aerial view of ships arriving for the Rose Festival in downtown Portland, 1935 : A2005-005.1396.3

Aerial view of ships arriving for the Rose Festival in downtown Portland, 1935 : A2005-005.1396.3

 

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