Archive for the ‘North’ Category

N Columbia & Oswego, c1932

April 17, 2014

This quaint and stylish gas station is identified asĀ standing on N. Columbia Blvd. at Oswego Street. I find no reference to it on Sanborn maps and the curve of Columbia Blvd., complete with rails, doesn’t seem right to me. Can anyone confirm or refute this location?

A2009-009.2601 N Columbia & Oswego c1932(City of Portland Archives)

St. Johns Bridge, c1930

April 15, 2014

An unusual perspective on the St. Johns Bridge construction circa 1930. The far side of the east tower is covered in scaffolding. If you look closely, you can see workers up near the top, lending a sense of scale to the project.

A2004-002.9146 St Johns Bridge 1930(City of Portland Archives)

NE Stanton & Williams, 1931

April 2, 2014

There are more people out on this suburban street than we are used to seeing, including a girl on roller skates on the far right. The view is west on NE Stanton at Williams, 1931. It’s a far different scene today but Dawson Park is still on the far right corner.

A2009-009.2744 - N Williams Ave and Stanton St 1931(City of Portland Archives)

N Stanton & Kerby Ave, 1955

March 24, 2014

Construction is underway on the northwest corner of N. Stanton Street & Kerby Avenue in 1955. What could have been going on here, and when were the rest of the homes, which likely fronted on N. Morris Street, razed?

A2005-005.405.1 N Stanton St and Kerby Ave 1955(City of Portland Archives)

St Johns Bridge Construction, c1930

March 6, 2014

East side approach ramp construction was underway in this circa 1930 photo of the St. Johns Bridge. Cabling and main bridge decking had not yet started. The old St. Johns City Hall building on the left was covered with ivy and a fountain once flowed in the street.

A2009-009.863 St Johns Bridge construction south from N Burlington c1930(City of Portland Archives)

N Lombard, 1931

March 5, 2014

This lady may have been the proprietor of the well-stocked neighborhood grocery store at 60 Lombard Street. Although highly modified and “modernized” over the years, it appears the building is still standing on the southwest corner of N. Lombard and Fenwick.

A2008-001.14 Exterior view of storefront  1832 N Lombard 1931(City of Portland Archives)

918 N. Mississippi Avenue, 1932

February 26, 2014

It must be back-to-school time for Carl Opperman, standing in front of his grocery and confectionery shop at 918 N. Mississippi Avenue in 1932. Renumbered asĀ 4236 N. Mississippi, that building now houses a laundromat on the southeast corner of Mississippi at Skidmore Street.

A2008-001.24 Carl Opperman Grocery 4236 N Mississippi Ave 1930(City of Portland Archives)


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