Archive for the ‘Southeast’ Category

Fire Drill Tower Construction, 1935

September 17, 2014

Construction of the fire drill tower began in 1935. In this image we see the beginning stages. The tower is located at SE Milwaukie Ave. and SE Powel Blvd. You can see part of the completed tower in the previous post about the vehicle inspection station on SE Powell and Milwaukie.

 

Fire Drill Tower Construction, June 6, 1935 : A2009-009.2823

Fire Drill Tower Construction, June 6, 1935 : A2009-009.2823

 

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SE Belmont, 1941

September 9, 2014

This image was taken after the widening of SE Belmont Ave was completed. We are looking east on SE Belmont St. near SE 8th Ave. In this image you can see signs for East Side Food Center/Grand Central Public Market, Dolan Wrecking Co., and Richfield on the far right side of the street.

 

SE Belmont and 8th Ave, Feb. 18, 1940 : A2000-025.1252

SE Belmont and 8th Ave, Feb. 18, 1941 : A2000-025.1252

 

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Westmoreland Park, 1946

August 28, 2014

This is a fun action shot of people lawn bowling in Westmoreland Park on January 27, 1946. Construction of the lawn bowling facilities was completed in 1945. You can read more about the history and construction of the park by clicking here.

 

Lawn bowling at Westmoreland Park, Jan. 27, 1946 :  A2001-045.12

Lawn bowling at Westmoreland Park, Jan. 27, 1946 : A2001-045.12

 

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Jos T. Harris Grocery, 1930

July 30, 2014

Here we have an outstanding interior view of a grocery store in the 1930s. The Jos T. Harris Grocery Store was located at 3402 SE Division Street.

Interior view of Jos T. Harris Grocery   3402 SE Division, 1930 : A2008-001.66

Interior view of Jos T. Harris Grocery 3402 SE Division, 1930 : A2008-001.66

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SE Union Ave and Washington, 1932

July 28, 2014

Today’s photograph was taken at the intersection of Union Ave (MLK) and Washington St. The men in the middle of the intersection are repairing the sewer. In the background you can see “H. Smith Produce,” and “Whitely and Clark Co.” stores.

SE Union and Washington St., 1931 : A2000-025.277

SE Union and Washington St., 1932 : A2000-025.277

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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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Curb Numbering on SE Elliott Ave, 1934

July 14, 2014

In 1933, the city passed an ordinance to rename streets and renumber buildings in the city. Here we see a city employee numbering the curb on SE Elliott Avenue in Ladd’s Addition in 1934. You can review the ordinance for the re-numbering of buildings and re-naming of streets by clicking here.

Curb Numbering SE Elliott Ave Jan. 9, 1934 : A2009-009.3166

Curb Numbering SE Elliott Ave Jan. 9, 1934 : A2009-009.3166

 

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