Installation or repair of the streetcar line on SE Morrison causes a bit of a traffic jam, 1932-style. This view look east between 6th and 7th Avenues.
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This photo is identified as being of the 1915 Rose Festival Parade along N. (now NW) 6th Avenue. Ads in The Oregonian show The Nickelodeon theater on SW 6th between Alder and Washington, across from The Oregonian Building. Had The Nickelodeon moved north of Burnside by 1915? Is this photo totally mislabeled? A mystery to be solved!
Found: SE Grand at Morrison.
Yesterday’s newspaper image of the Arch of Welcome at SW 6th and Alder brought this similar photo from VP fan Bud Holland. “This morning’s VP post solved a real mystery for me!!! I’ve had the attached photo for years, knew it was from Portland, but was never quite able to verify the ‘what’ and ‘why.’” Bud’s photo shows a little more of the surrounding area, including the extant Selling building on the left and the long-gone Oregonian building on the northwest corner. Thanks again, Bud!
This elaborate Arch of Welcome was constructed in the intersection of SW 6th and Alder for the Imperial Session of Shriners in 1920. At that event, members unanimously passed a resolution to establish the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children system. This view is to the north; the top of the Wells-Fargo building can be seen in the distance over the arch.
The corner of SW 6th and Morrison has been a buy intersection for decades; in 1949 as it is now. The Meier & Frank window display indicates this might have been during a Valentine’s Day sale, dating this to February. The same clock seems to be hanging from the bank on the left although it appears to be mounted a bit higher today.