Archive for the ‘Broadway’ Category

Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade, 1927

July 4, 2014

Since the Rose Festival was just a few weeks ago, I thought I would share an image from the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade on June 24, 1927. The Merrykhana parade eventually became the Starlight Parade. This is the Police Reserve’s entry that year. In the background you can see A. G. Spalding and Bros., an athletic outfitters store located on Broadway at Alder Street according to the 1927 Polk Directory.

Police Reserve entry into the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade June 24, 1927 : A2000-026.78

Police Reserve entry into the Rose Festival Merrykhana Parade June 24, 1927 : A2000-026.78

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SW Broadway & Columbia, 1950

May 28, 2014

SW Broadway downtown was a one-way street until it reached Columbia Street in 1950 (here looking north). South of here Broadway was still two-way. A little more discussion about changing to a one-way grid is here in this earlier post.

A2005-001.99 SW Broadway and Columbia north 1950(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 9th, 1929

May 6, 2014

This fine old house was being documented by the city for some unknown reason in 1929. We do know that it no longer sits on the southeast corner of  NE Broadway and 9th Avenue, but it looks like its neighbor to the south fared better.

A2009-009.3264 - Residence NE Broadway and 9th Ave 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 9, 2014

Our Number Man walked east across NE 11th Avenue from where he posed yesterday to document this imposing home on the southeast corner of NE Broadway and 11th. The corner has not had this much charm and elegance in decades.

A2009-009.3275 Residence NE Broadway and 11th Ave 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 8, 2014

This home, somewhere on NE Broadway with an unspecified address, was probably directly south of yesterday’s service station. The structure on the Sanborn map on the southwest corner of NE Broadway and 11th matches this home.

A2009-009.3271 - Residence NE Broadway 1929(City of Portland Archives)

NE Broadway & 11th, 1929

April 7, 2014

Our Number Man finds himself on the sunny northwest corner of NE Broadway at 11th Avenue in this 1929 photo. This modern and tidy Standard Oil service station featured covered pumps on both sides of the sales booth plus covered service bays in the background.

A2009-009.3268 NE Broadway and 11th 1929(City of Portland Archives)

Park and Civic Center Proposal, 1932

February 27, 2014

This 1932 proposal for a Memorial Park and Civic Center never made it past the model stage. This image (west is up) shows the Portland Heights neighborhood at top right and veteran’s hospital complex at left bottom. Note that the path of the proposed Foothill Boulevard at right closely matches the path of today’s Foothill Freeway (I-405) which wouldn’t appear for another 30 years.

A2009-009.1532 memorial park civic center 1932(City of Portland Archives)


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