Archive for the ‘Northeast’ Category

NE Broadway, 1929

August 14, 2014

Today was have another Number Man image. Here he is standing in front of The Sugar Bowl. To the right you see the Irvington Bakery. Before the street renumbering, the address for The Sugar Bowl was 678 E Broadway. The current address is 1916 NE Broadway.

 

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

The Sugar Bowl 1916 NE Broadway, 1929 : _A2009-009.3391

 

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NE 36th Avenue, 1961

August 7, 2014

This image comes from the Public Works photo collection. This photograph was captured in the Concordia neighborhood in Northeast Portland. This specific block is on NE 36th Ave. between Holman St. and Ainsworth St. in 1961.

 

NE 36th between Ainsworth and Holman, 1961 : 8400-03

NE 36th between Ainsworth and Holman, 1961 : 8400-03

 

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The John Roth Dairy, circa 1930

August 4, 2014

Here we have an exterior view of the John Roth Dairy, also known as the Columbia Dairy at Faloma in NE Portland. In the image you can see farm buildings and the house near the Columbia River. Farmhands, horses, and children are standing in front of the property.

 

John Roth Dairy Faloma NE Portland, circa 1930 : A2008-001.57

John Roth Dairy Faloma NE Portland, circa 1930 : A2008-001.57

 

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14th and Broadway, circa 1929

July 31, 2014

Today we have a photograph from 1929. This image is looking east from 14th Ave on Broadway before the Broadway widening project. You can see Ziegler’s Drug Store and the MacMarr Store, which was a grocery store.

E 14th Street and Broadway, circa 1929 : A2009-009.822

E 14th Street and Broadway, circa 1929 : A2009-009.822

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Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951

July 24, 2014

The photograph we have for you today was taken at the Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951. The center was renamed Matt Dishman Community Center in the late 1960s. There is a quote written on the back of this photograph stating, “Older adults, as well as girls and boys, keep the ping pong tables busy in the early evening hours at the Knott Street Center. Murals, the work of Oliver Dillner, one of the recreation supervisors at the center, show up nicely in this corner-of-the-room shot.” More information on the Matt Dishman Community Center can be found here.

Ping Pong at Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951 : A2001-045.668

Ping Pong at Knott Street Community Center, circa 1951 : A2001-045.668

 

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The Number Man

July 21, 2014

We don’t know the “Number Man’s” name, but after some digging we do now know what he was doing and what the numbers mean. As many have suggested on this site, the numbers are related to City public works projects. In the photograph below you can see the “Number Man” holding a sign with number 234 which corresponds to NE Beech and Union. Below that is a portion of the Public Works map for the street widening project. You’ll notice his number corresponds to the map’s number for the lot at the northeast corner of the intersection. The lengthy project records for the widening of Union (MLK) from NE Going to SE Lincoln include a text description and a number for each property affected by the widening project. For major projects such as street widening, the Department of Public Works created maps showing the affected properties and gave numbers to the corresponding locations. Public Works also created many records that describe the value of each property and how the owners would be compensated for their losses.

3708 NE MLK (at Beech), 1929 : A2009-009.1014

3708 NE MLK (at Beech), 1929 : A2009-009.1014

Partial map (3708 NE MLK), 1929 : C 4331

Partial map (3708 NE MLK), 1929 : C 4331

 

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Kennedy School, 1981

July 15, 2014

The Kennedy Elementary School opened its doors in 1915, and operated as a school until the mid-1970s. The building is located at 5736 NE 33rd Ave. In this 1981 image we are seeing the west side of the building.

Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd, June 23, 1981 : 7706-09

Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd, June 23, 1981 : 7706-09

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