Archive for the ‘Northeast’ Category

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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Nick’s Flower Home, 1929

July 1, 2014

Here we see the “number man” standing outside Nick’s Flower Home in 1929. This building was located at 4040 NE Union Avenue between NE Mason Street and Shaver Street. As most of you know, Union Ave. became Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. These building are no longer standing.

Nick's Flowers at 4040 NE Union between Shaver and Mason 1929 :  A2009-009.1013

Nick’s Flowers at 4040 NE Union between Shaver and Mason 1929 : A2009-009.1013

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Grant Pool, 1950

June 25, 2014

As it is today, back in the 1950s one of the best things to do on a hot summer’s day was head to the community pool. Here you see adults and children enjoying the water at the Grant Pool, a summer favorite for several decades. The pool is open to the public and located on NE 33rd Ave in U.S. Grant Park.

Grant Pool 1950 : A2001-030.2771

Grant Pool 1950 : A2001-030.2771

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Grant Park Grocery & Market, c1940

June 5, 2014

VP fan David Lewis submitted this great photo of Grant Park Grocery & Market personnel in front of their shop at NE 33rd and Knott Street. The distinctive building, echoed on the sides of the panel delivery trucks, is now a family medical office. Thanks for the great find, David!

Grant Park Grocery NE 33rd Knott c1940(David Lewis)


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