Archive for the ‘6th Avenue’ Category

SE Morrison & 6th, 1932

January 2, 2014

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.

A2009-009.750- Construction on SE Morrison & 6th 1932(City of Portland Archives)

Rose Festival Parade, 1915

October 7, 2013

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.

Rose Festival Parade on N Sixth St (NW Sixth) 1915(City of Portland Archives)

Arch of Welcome, Part 2, 1920

September 12, 2013

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!

gateway arch bud 1920(Bud Holland)

Arch of Welcome, 1920

September 11, 2013

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.

gateway arch 1920(The Oregonian, from University of Oregon Libraries)

NW 6th Ave & Burnside, 1931

August 20, 2013

A terrific view south on NW 6th Avenue where it crosses the pre-widened West Burnside in 1931. Lots of great signage and advertising in this photo, too. Both the Commonwealth and Arata buildings can be seen in these earlier photos.

A1999-004.268 NW Burnside and 6th south  before widening 1931(City of Portland Archives)

SW 6th & Morrison, 1949

August 12, 2013

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.

A2005-001.436 SW Morrison and 6th Ave north 1949(City of Portland Archives)

SW 6th Avenue, 1952

June 18, 2013

It was 3:30 on a pretty summer afternoon in downtown Portland in 1952. You might have parked in the Meier & Frank parking lot on the left, crossed SW Morrison to the First National Bank, then on to some shopping at M&F. A classic mid-century Portland scene.

A2005-001.1067  SW 6th Ave looking north from Yamhill St 1952(City of Portland Archives)


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