Archive for the ‘Southeast’ Category

3223 SE Belmont, 1944

April 14, 2014

These two little homes, at 3223 and 3225 SE Belmont, suffered much abuse before they were photographed in 1944. In the long run, they didn’t survive at all.

3223 SE Belmont exterior 1944(City of Portland Archives)

SE Bybee Blvd Overpass, 1934

April 3, 2014

The SE Bybee Blvd. overpass over SE McLoughlin Blvd. is shown here undergoing construction work in 1934. Rails for the Sellwood and Eastmoreland trolley lines can be seen in the foreground and in the distance to the west. Were they being replaced by the new trolley buses at this time?

A2009-009.2969 Bridge Construction SE Bybee Blvd 1934(City of Portland Archives)

SE 82nd & Division, 1934

March 26, 2014

SE 82nd Avenue at Division Street was a bucolic two-lane road back in 1934. Just beyond the gas station is the long, low structure that housed the Mayfair Greens and Fairways golf center. Mayfair was not a full golf course but a driving range (with protective nets guarding 82nd Avenue) and putting greens that opened in 1932. The bottom photo looks south down 82nd.

A2009-009.2033 SE 82nd & Division 1934

A2009-009.2139 SE 82nd & Division 1934(City of Portland Archives)

SE Belmont & 28th, 1940

March 25, 2014

This 1940 photo looks eastward down the center of SE Belmont Street at 28th Avenue. Many buildings of this era sported awnings to keep cool in the days before air conditioning.

A2009-009.171  SE Belmont St 1940(City of Portland Archives)

SE 21st Ave & Taggart, 1934

March 20, 2014

The owners of this house at SE 21st & Taggart ran a tidy little vegetable and grocery stand out front in 1934. It probably helped them get through the Depression years. It appears it was “Taggert” with an “e” back then; now it’s spelled “Taggart” with an “a.”

A2009-009.232 SE 21st Ave and Taggart St 1934(City of Portland Archives)

E Burnside, 12th Avenue & Sandy, 1941

March 19, 2014

In this view of East Burnside where it intersects with 12th Avenue and Sandy, traffic seems to be moving in an orderly manner, perhaps aided by a traffic officer directing from the island in the middle of it all? The Tik-Tok Drive-In was going strong in 1941, seen just beyond the movie poster for “Rage in Heaven” starring Robert Montgomery and Ingred Bergman.

A2005-001.114 E Burnside Sandy and 12th east 1941(City of Portland Archives)

SE Nehalem St & 21st Ave, 1931

March 18, 2014

You can still drive over this little bridge today, or at least it’s improved and heftier descendant. It spans Crystal Springs Creek on SE Nehalem Street, just east of 21st Avenue in the Sellwood Moreland neighborhood. This view is to the west on Nehalem.

A2009-009.2780 Bridge Repair on SE 21st and Nehalem 1931(City of Portland Archives)


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