Archive for the ‘North’ Category

Help Us Out!

July 25, 2014

Here we see houses getting moved to make way for the construction of the Minnesota Freeway. In a previous post you helped us locate an intersection for a similar image. We know that this image was taken at N. Vancouver Avenue, but can anyone help us identify the cross street. The lack of landmarks in the photograph makes it difficult to pinpoint the location.

N Vancouver Ave house moving, circa 1963 : A2005-001.684

N Vancouver Ave house moving, circa 1963 : A2005-001.684

 

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St. Johns Plaza, 1979

June 30, 2014

This photograph was taken in the heart of St. Johns in 1979, on the corner of N. Philadelphia Avenue and N. Lombard Street looking north. Remember when the #35 Trimet bus that services areas of North Portland used to be the #1 bus? The clock in the photograph still stands today.

St. Johns Plaza, 1979 : A2010-003

St. Johns Plaza, 1979 : A2010-003

 

Aerial of the shipyards, circa 1945

June 26, 2014

Today we have a wonderful aerial of the shipyards along the Willamette River in North Portland circa 1945. In the middle of the photograph you can also see N Interstate Avenue where it intersects with Albina Avenue, Mississippi Avenue, and Russell Street. In the lower right of the image is Fireboat 2 outside of its station. This boat, the David Campbell, still serves in reserve based at Station 6 on the other side of the river off of NW Front Ave.

Aerial of shipyards circa 1945 : A2005-005.1416.4

Aerial of shipyards circa 1945 : A2005-005.1416.4

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N Jersey St. & N Richmond, 1932

June 24, 2014

Today we have an image of the “number man” documenting the corner of N. Jersey Street and N. Richmond Avenue while getting some shade from the awning at The Harmony Dance Hall in St. Johns

N Jersey St. and N Richmond Ave. circa 1932 : A2009-009.2603

N Jersey St. and N Richmond Ave. circa 1932 : A2009-009.2603

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N Philadelphia Ave, c1930

May 27, 2014

Our Number Man is documenting a corner somewhere along N. Philadelphia Avenue in St. Johns circa 1930. I’m hoping one of our astute Vintage Portland followers will be able to identify the cross street.

A2009-009.2610 N Philadelphia 1932(City of Portland Archives)

N Ivanhoe & St. Louis, 1932

May 19, 2014

This classic 1932 photo shows a long-gone slice of Americana. Tom ran a tidy gasoline and automotive service station on the corner of N. Ivanhoe and St. Louis Avenue in St. Johns, but our Number Man had some kind of plans for the future of this corner.

A2009-009.2611 N Ivanhoe & St Louis 1932(City of Portland Archives)

N Ivanhoe & Chicago, c1932

April 30, 2014

One could almost imagine tumbleweeds blowing down an old west street but it’s actually the corner of N. Ivanhoe Street and Chicago Avenue in St. Johns. The Star Hotel, a rather rough-looking establishment, fronted on Ivanhoe which goes off to the right in this circa 1932 photo.

A2009-009.2590 Star Hotel N Ivanhoe & Chicago 1932(City of Portland Archives)


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