This 1974 photo shows West Burnside from NW 23rd Place as it looks east to NW 23rd Ave. The Henry Thiele restaurant was the king of the corner back then.
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We just can’t seem to leave this intersection, especially when VP fans like Bud Holland keep sending us such fantastic material. Murlark Hall again is the center of the action and the caption pretty much describes the scene. Note the “Benson Bubbler” behind the gent on the fire hydrant. Compare with this 1952 photo from the same vantage point. Thanks Bud, great stuff.
This photo follows yesterday’s image of the same intersection. This time we look west from 23rd as Burnside heads up into the West Hills. The brick building on the left was the Portland Railway, Light & Power Company’s car shops and barns. The building in the distance on the north side of Burnside is probably part of the Gambrinus Brewing Company. As mentioned by some comments yesterday, the brewery filled most of the area between that building and the NW Everett/Westover intersection, about where Uptown Shopping Center sits today.
We’ve visited the corner of NW 23rd and W Burnside several times before on Vintage Portland but we’ve never gone so far back to do it. This 1913 photo shows the northeast corner looking north up 23rd Avenue. I believe the building in the distance (with the “D”) is the 1910 Kailes Building, now home to Uptown Billiards.
A final look at the NW 23rd and West Burnside intersection, this time from Vista Avenue looking north. We see the old Henry Thiele Restaurant to the far left (now site of the Cost Plus World Market) and the Packard Building in the distant center. This photo is from 1952, a year earlier than the previous two.
A photo taken at the same time as the previous post (we see the same truck parked in front of Ted’s on the east side of the street, far left). This view is to the south; SW Vista runs up the hill to the left while Uptown Shopping Center replaces the Ridgefield station and Tommy’s. Photo dated 7/21/1953.