Archive for the ‘Southeast’ Category

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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SE Morrison, circa 1932

July 2, 2014

This is an excellent view of SE Morrison Street in 1932. We are looking east from SE Grand Avenue. Both buildings on opposite sides of the street are still standing today. There appears to be some construction on the streetcar tracks, and you can also see the Clifford Hotel on the north side of the street.

SE Morrison St looking east from Grand Ave, circa 1932 : A2009-009.751

SE Morrison St looking east from Grand Ave, circa 1932 : A2009-009.751

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Eastmoreland, 1923

June 27, 2014

Today’s photograph features a more rural setting. You may not recognize the area from this picture, but this is what SE 28th near Eastmoreland looked like back in 1923. It’s amazing to see how the area transformed over the years.

 

SE 28th Ave. near Eastmoreland, 1923 : A2009-009.292

SE 28th Ave. near Eastmoreland, 1923 : A2009-009.292

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